A study has found one third of Australians surveyed would not immediately tell someone if they thought a child was being abused or neglected.
Originally published: The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 September 2017
The national online representative survey, carried out by Pureprofile and funded by Act for Kids, asked 1004 Australians aged 18 and over a range of questions about whether they knew the signs of child abuse and what they would do.
More than a third (37.4 per cent) said if they thought a child was being abused they would want to know more about what signs to look for before telling anyone while 16 per cent said they would wait to see if it got worse or continued before doing anything. Read more >