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Did You Know?

We are all for kids well-being. Here are some of the facts of the issue.

98% – Children rarely lie when disclosing sexual assault. In 98% of reports by children, their statements are found to be true. Dympna House, 1990

90% – According to Australian study of children under 15 years almost 90% of sexual abuse was
perpetrated by offenders known to the child in some capacity.
Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Survey, 2005

33% – Australian research indicates 1 in 3 adults would not believe children if they disclosed they were being abused. Australian Childhood Foundation, 2020



‘Lots of adults don’t care enough about kids and this stuff is going to keep happening. Until they see us as having good ideas and believe us [when things go wrong] nothing will change.’

Source: Taking us seriously: children and young people talk about safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns, p6, Australian Catholic University, 2015