Help and support:
Children and young people’s sexual safety can be a challenging issue and may bring up strong feelings for some people. The following services are freely available in NSW and can give you help and support:
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call
Triple Zero: 000
For mental health support and advice, call
For sexual assault and domestic and family violence support and advice, call
For child sexual abuse support and advice, call
To find local support for adult or child sexual assault, go to
NSW Health’s Sexual Assault Services directory
To find local support services for young people with harmful sexual behaviours, go to
NSW Health’s New Street Services directory
For victims of a violent crime, counselling, financial support and a recognition payment may be available from the Victims Support Scheme. For information call:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offered by many workplaces.
It is confidential and free and provides assessment, counselling and referrals for personal and work related issues.
Reporting concerns that a child or young person is at risk of significant harm
Child Protection Helpline: 132 111
Any member of the community, including mandatory reporters, who suspect, on reasonable grounds, that a child or young person is at risk of significant harm should report their concerns to the Child Protection Helpline, 24 hours, on 132 111. Mandatory reporters can call or make an eReport through the ChildStory reporter website.