Responding to children and young people’s disclosure of abuse – practice brief

National Child Protection Clearinghouse, Australia, 2011

This practice brief provides information for professionals, family, friends and other adults to respond to a child’s disclosure of abuse. It outlines what we know through research and practice about how, why, what and when children and young people are likely to disclose to others.

It includes information on the following topics:

  • ‘At the point of the disclosure’
  • ‘When might a child or young person disclose?’
  • ‘How children and young people disclose abuse’
  • ‘What to do during the disclosure’
  • ‘Summary’

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