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:
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:
What is child abuse?
Responding to disclosures of Child Sexual Assault:
Queensland Domestic & Family Violence fact sheets:
Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research: