Children and Young People
Pathways Victoria offers support to children and young people who have experienced or are experiencing abuse within the Catholic Church of Victoria.
ABUSE IS NEVER OK.
What is abuse?
Abuse can take many forms. There are four main types that you need to be aware of:
This is where somebody may punch, hit, kick, bite, scratch or shove you and can leave bruises or marks.
This is where somebody includes you in sexual activity, touching your body inappropriately or watching you naked.
This is where somebody says hurtful things, calls you names or makes you scared.
This is where somebody does not give you things you need to feel safe like a place to live, food to eat or take you to a Doctor when you are hurt or sick.
WHO CAN YOU TALK TO?
You may have had something happen to you or have seen something happening to someone else.
It can be hard to know who to talk to when something doesn't feel right.
So who can you talk to?
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
If you feel unsafe or are in immediate danger, please call 000