This service is offered if Child Protection and/ or the Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team (SOCIT- Victoria Police) have completed investigations and uncertainty remains about sexual abuse. It is not an investigation but rather a space that is created to optimise the chances of a disclosure should there be one. The assessment is undertaken using a range of evidence based tools designed to help a child talk about their worries and secrets. This ranges from 4 to 6 sessions in total. Upon completion there may, or may not be a disclosure and parents and care givers are provided with a report and supported in relation to what that means for their child and family.
To contact any Victorian CASA or the Sexual Assault Crisis Line phone 1800 806 292
For sexual assault counselling within Australia phone 1800 RESPECT