The mission of NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) is to advocate on behalf of children and young people and to promote positive change in attitudes, behaviour, policies, practices and the law to prevent abuse and neglect and ensure the safety and wellbeing of all Australian children
In the last year, more than 30,000 individual Australian children were found to have been abused or neglected. A tragic number of children died, thousands of children were seriously injured and tens of thousands of children were physically, psychologically and emotionally damaged.
Child abuse occurs right across Australian society and the long-term, personal, social and economic costs of child abuse and neglect are immense.
NAPCAN believes that it is time to draw the line in the sand and break this cycle of abuse.
NAPCAN works with researchers, professionals, government, business, the media and committed individuals to bring about this change.