HELP is committed to contributing to the ending of sexual abuse and along with this, physical abuse and neglect.
Sexual violence has a high cost. Victims/survivors, perpetrators, family members, friends, acquaintances, and others are affected by sexual violence in many ways: physically, emotionally, socially, legally, financially, at school, home and work. All of us feel the impact. Both the act of and the threat of sexual violence have significant effects on many people throughout their lives.
We try to prevent sexual abuse by:
Keeping sexual violence visible in the world as a problem through media, events, notices, newsletters and making submissions to government.
Providing children, parents and preschools with effective methods of prevention, early detection and effective responses to disclosure through the We Can Keep Safe programme.
Providing information to young people, parents, family members and professionals who are concerned about the possibility of sexual abuse, through our website and 24/7 HELPline.
Providing consultation to those peers, parents, and professionals responding to sexual abuse.