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  • We need to ensure vulnerable children are protected and supported so they can have the best chance in life.
  • Abuse affects children from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Factors such as family violence, parental drug and alcohol use and mental illness may negatively impact on a parent’s ability to provide the right supervision, nurture and care for their children.
  • In an emergency, always call triple zero (000). If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child within their family, call the 24-hour Child Protection Crisis Line on 13 12 78 (toll-free within Victoria).

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015