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  • 'Child' means anyone under 18. The content on the following pages makes reference to child abuse, including sexual abuse, which some readers may find confronting. Support is available from Kids Helpline, Lifeline and Beyond Blue.

Information for Parents, Carers and other Adults

Parents and carers frequently choose activities, services or programs for children and young people. To be confident children and young people are welcome and safe when attending an activity or service, there are a range of things you might like to consider. 

Ask questions and speak up – it’s your right. Talk to and listen to your child – how a child experiences the world is different from adults. It’s through the eyes of your child that you can gain a sense of how safe they feel.

The following resources may assist parents, carers and other adults.