Victim Assist Queensland provides information and advice for victims of crime, including advice about reporting an incident and how to access available support services.
If information is received about:
- a child who is subject to intervention with parental agreement
- a member of the child’s family
and the information indicates that the child or family member may have been a victim of an act of violence, provide the child or family member with information about services and assistance available through Victim Assist Queensland.
If the victim is a child, take into account the child’s age and capacity to understand the information and provide the information to the child’s parent or guardian if appropriate.
Provide the person with one or more of the following:
- the Victim Assist Queensland telephone number - 1300 546 587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- the Victim Assist Queensland website details
- a Victim Assist Queensland brochure.
Encourage the child’s parents to seek information about whether the child is eligible for support and financial assistance from Victim Assist Queensland. This includes situations where the child is subject to a child protection care agreement.
Procedure 7 Victim Assist Queensland.
When information is received about the sexual abuse of a child in care, irrespective of the alleged perpetrator, refer to Procedure 5 When a child is sexually abused while in care.
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