What is a Child Advocacy Centre?
A child advocacy centre aims to foster best practices in child abuse investigations and minimize stress and trauma faced by children who are victims of sexual or physical abuse.
A child advocacy centre provides a child-focused, coordinated multi-disciplinary response to child abuse. The multi-disciplinary team typically involves Police, Child and Family Services, Victim Services, medical services and other resources. Child advocacy centres vary in service structures and design and share a common goal of working together to achieve better service delivery and outcomes for child abuse victims and families.