ACCCE Members visit Bravehearts HQ

Mon 13-06-2022 10:15 am AEST


AFP Assistant Commissioner Lesa Gale, Commander Hilda Sirec and members of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) visited the Bravehearts Office on the Gold Coast today (13 June 2022), to learn more about the services they provide to victims and family members affected by child sexual abuse.

Bravehearts provides child protection training and education programs, specialist child sexual abuse and exploitation counselling and support services, and engages in research.

The ACCCE members learnt more about the different programs Bravehearts run, including their Turning Corners Program for youths aged 12-17 who exhibit harmful sexual behaviours.

Assistant Commissioner Gale said that learning about the work of organisations like Bravehearts is essential to our ongoing partnerships within the child protection space.

“The education, research, advocacy and therapeutic services provided by Bravehearts is vital to combatting child sexual exploitation.”

Bravehearts have been a key supporter of the ACCCE since its inception, and continues to provide significant support to ACCCE initiatives. The AFP also provides support to Bravehearts fundraising activities, such as the Bravehearts 777 Run, Bravehearts Ball and Bravehearts Day (previously known as White Balloon Day).

Learn more about Bravehearts and the important work they do.