YOURTOWN FOR KIDS HELPLINE
Kids Helpline (KHL) is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. It was created to give children and young people somewhere to turn when they needed help.
Many children and young people seek assistance and support in relation to child abuse concerns. This may involve allegations relating to physical, sexual and emotional neglect and harm, as well as exposure to domestic and family violence (DFV) or issues relating to experiences in out-of- home care.
KHL offers a number of primary prevention initiatives that seek to reduce vulnerability to harm before it happens, including a wide range of age-appropriate resources available on the KHL website for independent help-seeking by children and young people. Some of these resources are specifically about child abuse or DFV. Others focus on supporting children and young people to protect themselves – like building resilience and respectful relationships. KHL provides counselling and support for children and young people affected by child abuse, to reduce the impact of harm once it happens.