Child abuse is the greatest threat to children’s futures. Not only does child abuse destroy lives, it also costs Australians billions of dollars each year. As long as we keep ignoring the underlying causes of child sexual abuse and not investing in prevention, the problem will continue to grow and more children will be harmed.
Established in 1991, Child Wise is one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit child abuse prevention organisations. Our vision is a society in which children and young people can grow up free from harm. Anything less is unacceptable.
Child Wise’s fundamental objective is to prevent child abuse before it occurs and to enhance the physical and psychological well-being of children so they grow into adults who reach their full potential. We do this through:
Raising awareness of the prevalence of child abuse and its impact on individuals, families and the broader community.
Working with child-focused organisations to improve child protection mechanisms and create safer environments for children.
Researching and responding to emerging risks to children and advocating to governments, peak bodies and other organisations for better child protection.