Act for Kids is an Australian charity working tirelessly to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. Act for Kids provides professional therapy to children and families who have experienced, or are at risk of child abuse and neglect.
All of our services are provided free of charge to clients, and we rely heavily on donations and fundraising to expand and develop our services to reach out to more children and families in need.
Statistics show the need is great – 40,571 Australian children suffered from abuse and neglect in just one year alone. That’s almost one child every 13 minutes suffering from neglect or physical, sexual or emotional abuse, often by people they know and should be able to trust.
Many of these kids get no professional help whatsoever, and end up with lifelong problems. But a small few find themselves at an Act for Kids centre.
Our unique multidisciplinary teams provide intensive therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, family coaches and a preschool designed for children with additional development needs due to their experience of abuse and neglect, to ensure we set them up for success at school.