Bravehearts is Australia’s leading child protection organisation and the only charity in the country dedicated solely to the prevention of child sexual assault.
Bravehearts was founded in 1997 by Hetty Johnston following her then 7 year-old daughter’s disclosure of sexual assault. Finding there was no organisation to turn to for help, Hetty established Bravehearts to provide support and advocacy to those affected by this crime.
Bravehearts’ Mission is to prevent child sexual assault and exploitation in our society. Our Vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.
Learn more below about Bravehearts and the work we do.
Bravehearts works tirelessly to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child through the 3 Piers to Prevention:
The 3 Piers to Prevention are benchmarks for the prevention of child sexual assault and exploitation, and making Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child. These benchmarks are the culmination of over two decades of intensive research into child sexual assault and exploitation prevention.
The 3 Piers to Prevention guide the work of Bravehearts towards achieving our Mission, as well as help us to assess systemic gaps and identify key priorities for lobbying and reform.
The 3 Piers to Prevention are:
Through our services, Bravehearts is working to meet the 3 Piers to Prevention benchmarks. These services are:
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