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BREAK THE SILENCE 

If you have been sexually abused, witnessed or suspected someone has been sexually abused by  clergy,  please contact law enforcement authorities.  If you need support or help, contact us at the  Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests [SNAP]


Other Australian organisations concerned with child abuse prevention.

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Support Organisations Registereed with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

National Child Protection Clearinghouse

The organisations listed and described on this site are good starting points for locating Australian organisations concerned with child protection.
There are helplines and information on counselling services, and numbers to call to report abuse .

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Care Leavers Australian Network (CLAN)

email: support@clan.org.au
CLAN is a national support group for the tens of thousands of children in Australia brought up in care as state wards, foster children or home 
children raised in institutions. It aims to raise community awareness of the life-long implications affecting these people, and to campaign for 
government assistance to redress them. It recognises that being raised without family requires lifelong support services.

Advocates for Survivors of child Abuse (ASCA)

ASCA is a national non-profit organisation for both men and women dedicated to serving the needs of adult survivors of child abuse. It offers
advocacy, education and support.

Broken Rites Australia (BRA)

Broken Rites Australia is researching the Catholic cover-up. BRA is not connected with any religious denomination. However, each member of the Broken Rites executive team had a Catholic background and each has been hurt by Catholic Church sex-abuse - and by the church's habit of cover-up. BRA is therefore motivated to support other victims.

Stop these suicides

A coalition of survivor advocates, legal professionals, and legislative representatives working to investigate the sexual assault of children by clergy, protect the children, and Stop These Suicides.

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National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)

NAPCAN works for the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect, and towards greater community awareness. Also provides 
comprehensive education material, including extensive information on child abuse and how to report it.

Oz Child: Children Australia

Oz Child is a national non-government organisation committed to improving quality of care, life opportunities and status of children throughout 
Australia. Services include foster care, respite care for children with disabilities, assisting with placement of children with disabilities into Family 
Day Care and shared family care.

The Micah Projects

The Micah Projects is a community organisation with an unswerving commitment to social justice.  We believe that every child and adult has the right to a home, an income, health care, education, safety, dignity and connection with their community of choice. Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families. Without the support of the Queensland Government, our donors and supporters, we could not provide vital services to the community.

Barnardos Australia

Barnados is a non-denominational, non-government welfare organisation which aims to prevent and reverse the effects of abuse, neglect and 
homelessness on children and young people.

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Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault

The Victorian CASA Forum Inc is the peak body of the 15 Centres Against Sexual Assault, and the Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line (after hours). They work to ensure that women, children and men who are victim/survivors of sexual assault have access to comprehensive and timely support and intervention to address their needs.


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