PartnerSPEAK is a peer support online forum for ‘affected partners’ - people who are affected by and concerned about the child abuse material viewed by their partner, husband or family members. PartnerSPEAK was founded by individuals who had been affected by their partners’ involvement in child abuse material, in order to support others in similar situations. PartnerSPEAK offers confidential peer support, information, advice and advocacy.
You do not have to be personally affected by child abuse material to support PartnerSPEAK. We welcome individuals and organisations who are willing to stand beside partners affected by child abuse material, and to speak out against the abuse of children and its impact on families and communities.
PartnerSPEAK is founded on the premise that child abuse material involves an abhorrent and actual abuse of children - every image is a crime scene. PartnerSPEAK has an ethical obligation to advise members to notify police, or to ask someone else to notify police, of activities that put children at risk of harm.
Please see the section Reporting Child Abuse Material for details of organisations who can provide assistance and advice on what to do when you learn that someone you know is accessing child abuse material. In Australia, it is possible to alert police anonymously about child abuse material via Crime Stoppers by telephone or through their website.