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REPORT A SEXUAL ASSAULT

Reporting sexual assault experienced as a child is confronting and often very difficult for survivors. Bravehearts understands that many survivors need to feel believed and/or the validation of others to gain the strength to disclose and to heal from the trauma they have experienced.

Whilst there may be many challenges in the identification and reporting of disclosures of child sex offenders and offences, the first step is always to report the abuse.

Bravehearts’ Sexual Assault Disclosure Scheme (SADS) provides survivors of child sexual assault an official, non-threatening means to disclose their experiences to the police. SADS provides a reporting avenue that does not require a detailed statement, or direct police contact, until such time as the survivor is ready to proceed. The Sexual Assault Disclosure Scheme was developed to overcome these barriers and assist survivors in their disclosure to police in a safe and non-confronting way. To report a sexual assault, please click the button below. If you are in immediate danger, please call 000.

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Bravehearts actively supports survivors of child sexual assault in navigating the disclosure process through our support services for adult survivors.

REPORT ONLINE TROLLS

The Internet has, unfortunately, become a space where sex offenders often try to target young people. You might think what happened was no big deal, that police can’t do anything or you might not want to get involved with the police, but sometimes the info you have is just one piece of a bigger picture and can help to protect other children as well as you.

If you or your child have experienced or witnessed concerning behaviour online, we encourage you to help ‘join the dots’ by reporting these behaviours and incidences. You can choose to remain anonymous, however, Join the Dots is a safe space for you to share your experiences. Join the Dots has been created in collaboration with Task Force Argos, Queensland Police.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 000.

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Dear valued clients,

The health, safety and wellbeing of our clients is, and always has been Bravehearts highest priority. The situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) locally and around the world is changing daily. Considering the latest government directives in response to COVID-19, and in looking forward as far as is possible, we are making changes to the way we deliver our support services. Bravehearts have moved to a position of contactless service delivery. All regular sessions and support services will now be conducted via telephone and our E-Health platform.

Bravehearts will continue to provide counselling and support services to all existing and new clients.  

The decision to proceed in this way has been made to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff and that of the community. The service changes are temporary. We will advise you of further changes.

We continue to accept and action new referrals for all services. Anyone wanting to access our services can call Bravehearts on 1800 272 831. People can still be referred, by calling, or by filling out an online referral form. We anticipate having a significant online and telephone capability to support clients and the community through this time.

If you have any questions about the changes outlined above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We appreciate your understanding during this uncertain time.