Children and Young People

Children and Young People:

No one has the right to hurt you. If you are being hurt by anyone who is saying hurtful things to you, hitting, punching, slapping, pushing, shoving or biting you then you need to tell an adult you trust such as your parent, friend, family member or teacher or guidance officer.

Not having what you need to be ok such as a safe place to live, someone to look after you when you are sick by taking you to the Doctor or caring for you and being able to go to school are examples of neglect. Neglect is not ok for children or young people. If you are being neglected you need to tell an adult you trust.

If you can’t tell an adult you trust about abuse or neglect or if you don’t have an adult you trust, there are places that can help you. It is really important that you tell someone what is happening to you. If you can’t tell someone you know, there are places you can ring to tell them and get help:

Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Headspace: Google headspace for your nearest centre or call:

Headspace National Office Contact Details

Street address: Level 2, South Tower, 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 3000

Phone: 03 9027 0100

Fax: 03 9027 0199

Contact us page. https://www.headspace.org.au/about-us/contact-us/

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (AEST)

 

There are also websites you can visit for information:

Daniel Morcombe Foundation: http://www.danielmorcombe.com.au/foundation-red.html

Safety game ORBIT: http://orbit.org.au/play/


Children and Young peoples rights:

Charter of rights books describe the core rights that apply to every child and young person who is subject to the custody or guardianship of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. The Charter of rights books are distributed to all young people entering care in Queensland and include:

Kids Rights is aimed at 4 to 10 year olds and is in the form of a children's story book.

My journey in care is aimed at 10 to 18 year olds and uses a notebook style layout with cartoons and photos, including Indigenous artwork from a young person in care.

If you are a child or young person in out of home care you can contact the CREATE Foundation for further information and support:


CREATE Foundation Queensland:

CREATE Foundation
National Office, Brisbane
Level 1, 3 Gregory Terrace
PO Box 105
SPRING HILL QLD 4004

Phone: (07) 3062 4860
Email:
[email protected]

Home page for CREATE = http://create.org.au/

The Queensland Child Protection Induction Kit consists of three elements:

Young People in care:

https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/foster-care/children-and-young-people

Fact Sheets:

What is child abuse?

http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/protecting-children/what-is-child-abuse

Responding to disclosures of Child Sexual Assault:

https://bravehearts.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Counselling_RespondingtoDisclosuresofChildSexualAssault_2014.pdf

Queensland Domestic & Family Violence fact sheets:

https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/domestic-and-family-violence-resources

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research:

https://noviolence.org.au/resources/