One quarter (25%) of people in Australia believe someone they know has been a victim of child abuse or neglect, new research reveals.
The research carried out by Act for Kids found that while almost half (42%) of those surveyed believe that everyone is accountable to protect our children, one in ten confess to ignoring a potential abuse situation and not doing anything.
Dr Neil Carrington, Act for Kids CEO says, “The research findings really highlight the lack of knowledge that some Australians have around the topic of child abuse and neglect. The fact that one in four Aussies aren’t confident that they could identify the signs of child abuse is quite worrying.”
“It really highlights the need for more education, not just for our kids, but also for adults to be able to identify the signs of child abuse and neglect and know what to do in that situation.”