Stop the clock on child abuse

Published: 18 Jan 2017

A new campaign launched by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) NSW aims to raise awareness and “stop the clock” on child abuse.

Every 15 minutes a child in Australia is abused.

Stop the Clock, a new website by the AMA, offers resources to doctors and health professionals to help identify and respond to children and young people at risk of abuse.

The website also provides information on where children, young people, and vulnerable families can find help and advice – including resources such as video interviews.

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward said the whole community has a role to play in creating safer environments for children.

“As a society, we need to safeguard children and young people against all forms of abuse: physical, sexual, psychological, as well as neglect,” Ms Goward said.

“This campaign is a call to action and a challenge to us all to see, understand and respond to the signs and symptoms of child abuse.”

To find out more about the campaign and resources available, visit the Stop the Clock website.

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