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Reporting child abuse material

Our priority is to support people who have realised their partner, husband or family member is using child abuse material. It is an incredibly difficult and complex time when you realise and is confronted with the fact that someone you love, trust and care for is accessing child exploitative material. 

PartnerSPEAK is founded on the premise that child abuse material involves abhorrent abuse of children. 
Everyone has an obligation to report child abuse material if they became aware of it. Please see the information below for phone numbers and details of reporting child abuse material in Australia.

In Victoria - Worried about your legal obligations? Here are two fact sheets about ‘Failure to disclose’ offence and ‘Failure to protect’ offence in Victoria. Should you need legal advice about how these laws specifically affect you, please contact Victoria Legal Aid or call 1300 792 387 for your nearest community legal centre.

Australian Government’s Office of Children’s eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner leads online safety education for the Australian Government and protects Australian children when they experience cyberbullying by administering a complaints scheme.The Office also deals with complaints about prohibited online content.

Phone: 1800 880 176
Email: enquiries@esafety.gov.au 
Website: https://esafety.gov.au

Child Wise National Child Abuse Prevention Helpline

Child Wise’s helpline runs Monday to Friday 9 to 5, and provides immediate information, support, counselling and advice from trained counsellors to help people deal with concerns relating to child sexual abuse and exploitation including people with concerns about child pornography. The Child Wise helpline is able to listen to and support you in your situation and provide advice on what you can do.

Phone helpline: 1800 99 10 99
Email: helpline@childwise.net
Website: www.childwise.net/

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers works with individuals and the police to support Australians in reporting a crime and assisting police with their investigations. Reports to Crime Stoppers can be anonymous. If you do not choose to disclose your identity please ensure you have provided clear information, and as much detail as possible, as Crime Stoppers will not be able to contact you to clarify any information.

Phone: 1800 333 000 (Australia wide)
Website: Reports can be made confidentially online in most states. Visit website and click on your state to see if you can make a report online.

Virtual Global Taskforce

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is actively involved in investigating suspicious behaviour online with or towards a child.

Use this online form to provide the Australian Federal Police with details of a person you are aware is accessing child abuse material. Answer every section marked with an asterisk *. Skip any question/section that is not relevant to the situation you are aware of, or that you do not have information about.

You can also use this form when you are aware of someone, who may not be known to you, behaving illegally/ inappropriately on the internet (e.g. in chatroom, on Facebook, contacting a child you know). See case studies.

Unsure whether to report or not? Call Child Wise National Child Abuse Prevention Helpline for advice.