Child & Adolescent Sexual Assault Counselling

Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Counselling Service

This page discusses sexual assault

If you’re currently in distress, please head to fullstop.org.au or call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or contact any of the following national helplines for support:

Sexual Assault Counselling Australia
(Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia)

1800 211 028

Provides 24/7 telephone and face-to-face counselling for people impacted by institutional child sexual abuse. This means adults who were sexually assaulted as a child at an institution — like a school, church, club, or children’s home — or by someone who worked at one of those places — like a teacher, a religious figure, or a camp leader — for example. The counselling is offered to survivors, as well as other people impacted, like parents or professionals.

Domestic Violence Impact Line
(Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia)

1800 943 539

Provides 24/7 telephone and online support, as well as information and referrals, for anyone in Australia who is or has experienced domestic or family violence, or those who support them.

LGBTIQ+ Violence Service
(Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia)

1800 497 212

Provides 24/7 telephone trauma counselling from counsellors who have completed specialist training to support anyone in Australia who is from the LGBTIQ+ community and has recently or in the past experienced sexual, domestic or family violence. The service also provides telephone support to family members, friends and supporters, or professionals who are impacted by violence targeted towards the LGBTIQ+ community.

Blue Knot Foundation

1300 657 380 | E: helpline@blueknot.org.au

Provides 9 am to 5 pm AEST, seven days a week phone and email-based support for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, as well as for their supporters and the professionals who work with them.

Bravehearts

1800 272 831

Bravehearts provides counselling and survivor support services 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday for anyone who has been affected by child sexual assault. For more information, or to talk to Bravehearts about receiving free counselling, you can contact their confidential support service.

More helplines

Visit au.reachout.com for a full list of helplines that you can contact if you have been sexually assaulted.

Who is this service for?

Our Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Counselling Service provides intervention tailored to children and adolescents who are victim/survivors of sexual assault and their non-perpetrating parents/carers.

How can we help?

This free and confidential service is designed to:

  • Deliver information and guidance in relation to specific matters and referrals to other specialist services.
  • Assess, plan and coordinate a mix of services to meet focused outcomes.
  • Arrange counselling as part of the client’s case plan by a qualified specialist in child and adolescent sexual assault.
  • Provide specialist parenting services aiming at increasing family capacity to protect their child/adolescent from sexual harm and further sexual harm

For more information, please contact Centacare on 1300 619 379 or via the contact form below.