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Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Program

What is the Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Program?

The Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Program provides therapeutic intervention and tailored casework support to children and adolescents up to 18 years who have been sexually assaulted. The Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Program also provides support to non-offending family members and/or carers.

The Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Program provides professional therapeutic intervention, designed to help children and adolescents who have been sexually assaulted cope with the effects of sexual abuse.

Interventions are provided following sexual assault where a report has been made to the FACS Helpline, and can include:

  • Assessment, therapy and supportive counselling
  • Support for children and adolescents involved in court proceedings (see Looking After Yourself During Court booklet)
  • Casework support, including assistance to access relevant support services and liaison with related services and practitioners
  • Support and education to non-offending family members
  • Support groups for children or their parents/family members
  • Protective Behaviours Education

Who does the Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Program support?

The Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Program supports children and adolescents up to 18 years old who have been sexually assaulted, and their non-offending family members and/or carers.

The Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Program primarily provides services to children living in the Local Government Areas of Leichhardt, Canada Bay, Marrickville, Burwood, and Ashfield.

Contact the Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Program

Phone: (02) 9509 1111