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#StepUp for a Safer Family Law System

November 7, 2018

Bravehearts is calling on all Aussies to get active for a safer family law system this International Children’s Day, 20th November 2018.

Australia’s family law system is dangerous. Our family courts, police and child protection departments ignore many children’s’ disclosures of violence and sexual assault, while judges often expose children to further harm by ordering them to spend time – or even live with – alleged perpetrators.

#StepUp for Kids is a great chance for everyone to stand up for a safer family law system for all Aussie kids, and we’d love you to put your weight behind this important issue.

About #StepUp for Kids

#StepUp will get adults and kids across Australia physically active for child safety. The event is very flexible, and your participation could take the form of any type of physical activity, at any time on International Children’s Day, wherever you happen to be.

Taking part is easy:

  1. Get active on International Children’s Day – 20th November 2018 – at any time of day, wherever you are.
  2. Wear something purple.
  3. Snap a selfie and post it with #StepUp in the comment.
  4. If you know a child who lives under family court orders that place them at risk, post a picture of their shoes with #StepUp, to help give them a voice.

Sign up to step up on Facebook: #StepUp.

Other ways to help

If you’re unavailable on 20th November, here are some other ways that you can raise awareness of the importance of keeping children safe in our family law system.

  1. Use #StepUp on social media.
  2. Share a photo of yourself getting active in purple, for use in our promotions leading up to the event.
  3. Speak out about the importance of protecting children from violence and sexual assault, anywhere.

Help us make the family law system safer for all Aussie kids this International Children’s Day! 


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The health, safety and wellbeing of our clients is, and always has been Bravehearts highest priority. The situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) locally and around the world is changing daily. Considering the latest government directives in response to COVID-19, and in looking forward as far as is possible, we are making changes to the way we deliver our support services. Bravehearts have moved to a position of contactless service delivery. All regular sessions and support services will now be conducted via telephone and our E-Health platform.

Bravehearts will continue to provide counselling and support services to all existing and new clients.  

The decision to proceed in this way has been made to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff and that of the community. The service changes are temporary. We will advise you of further changes.

We continue to accept and action new referrals for all services. Anyone wanting to access our services can call Bravehearts on 1800 272 831. People can still be referred, by calling, or by filling out an online referral form. We anticipate having a significant online and telephone capability to support clients and the community through this time.

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We appreciate your understanding during this uncertain time.