Protective Behaviours

It is important that children and young people develop personal safety skills from a well-presented and well-structured personal safety program. Protective Behaviours develops personal safety skills that can be used by children, young people and adults to keep them safe and work towards reducing violence and abuse in the community.

Over recent years there has been an increased awareness of all aspects of children's safety, particularly that of personal safety. The following statistics, however, tell a very different story. We now know that a child or young person is more likely to be harmed by someone they know.

  • The Protective Behaviours Consultancy Group of NSW Inc. is a not for profit community organization whose primary objective is to reduce the abuse of children and young people in our community.
  • The Protective Behaviours program is an effective primary child abuse prevention strategy.
  • Our training and implementation resources are distributed internationally.

Child Abuse Statistics

Everybody has the right to feel safe all of the time, but unfortunately the following child abuse statistics tell a very different story. Over the past two decades there are been increased awareness over children's personal safety. We now know that a child or young person is more likely to be harmed by someone that they know than by someone that they don’t know.

  • In Australia during 2007-2008, there were 317 526 report of suspected child abuse and neglect made to states and territories throughout Australia. (Australian Institute Family Studies 2009)
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys have experienced some form of unwanted sexual touching. (Australian Institute of Criminology 2000)
  • 31% of Australian adults have said that they would not believe a child who disclosed being abused (Australian Institute of Criminology 2006)
  • 1 in 4 children have witnessed violence against a parent (NAPCAN)

Effective from 1 January 2015, Protective Behaviours is not registered for GST. Accordingly, GST is not included in our prices.

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