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New report released: The Economic Cost of Violence Against Children and Young People.

$11.2 billion a year: The cost of violence against children and young people in NSW.

Every day in NSW children and young people, as some of the most vulnerable members of our community, suffer physical, sexual and emotional violence in settings that should be places of safety. According to the report, The Economic Cost of Violence Against Children and Young People, which ACYP commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to undertake, there were 154,302 estimated cases of violence against children and young people in NSW.

The report, which focuses solely on violence against children and young people aged 0-24, using the figures from 2016-2017, reveals that violence against children not only impacts on their lives but also has a tremendous economic impact on New South Wales:

  • Violence against children and young people costs NSW $11.2 billion annually
  • $2.3 billion of this is borne by NSW health, education child protection, housing and justice systems directly
  • $8.2 billion is borne by individuals and the broader community and $600 million by the Federal Government

When ACYP listened to children and young people through face-to-face consultations on violence, one of their key recommendations was that they want adults to say out loud that violence against children and young people is wrong.

Show your commitment to ending violence against children and young people by doing what children and young people have asked. Say out loud that violence against children and young people is wrong and take the pledge today. Together, we can end violence against children and young people, now and forever.

Take the pledge now

Executive summary

Infographic summary

Access the Media Kit by clicking here.

Access the Media Release by clicking here.

You can read the report by clicking here.


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