Stop The Stigma

Stop The Stigma

Stop the Stigma is a national campaign that encourages the Australian community to open the discussion about child sexual exploitation.

ACCCE research has shown that 21 per cent of parents and carers say child sexual abuse is too sickening to think about – and more than one in 10 parents would be too embarrassed to talk about it if their child was exploited. The Stop the Stigma campaign aims to address the stigma that surrounds child sexual exploitation and subsequently encourage survivors to seek support and make it harder for perpetrators to hide.

The campaign features an awareness video which directs audiences to resources and information on the ACCCE website; detailing how to report, what to do if someone discloses their child sexual exploitation to you and how to get support.

The campaign represents a unique collaboration between Australian law enforcement, non-government organisations and industry. The partnership involves the AFP, the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation, Australian of the Year Grace Tame, The Daniel Morcombe Foundation, The Carly Ryan Foundation, Bravehearts, YourTown (Kids Helpline) and Act for Kids.

Visit the ACCCE website to view the Stop the Stigma video and find out how you can help.

More information

If it doesn't add up, speak up. Call the National Security Hotline - 1800 123 400.

Read the AFP Annual Report 2021-22

Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation - visit website

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