Reporting Child Abuse
Reports of child abuse are confidential and names of anyone informing the authorities will not be made public.
Or if you choose to, you may remain anonymous.
It's Our Business
Child abuse is not someone else’s problem. It is OUR problem.
You can do your part to help and make a difference:
Do you care enough to stop child abuse?
If you suspect that a child is being harmed, reporting your suspicions may protect the child and obtain help for the family. Please call 15999 with the following information:
Reports of child abuse are confidential and names of anyone informing the authorities will not be made public. Or if you choose to, you may remain anonymous.
Children are not for hitting
Everyday, violence invades the lives of millions of children around the world, including in Malaysia.
These children suffer violence that includes physical and psychological violence as well as neglect and deprivation. Because such violence is more often committed by those duty bound to protect children, it remains a largely hidden phenomenon.
The millions of children who are victims of violence each year are proof that the world has failed to protect them.
The abuse of a child is a contravention of their rights. It may however also be a major obstacle in their healthy development and the wellbeing and stability of societies.
Hitting people is wrong – and children are people too.
Every child has the right to grow up safe from harm, abuse and violence.
We can stop violence against children!
Every individual can do their part to end violence against children.
The World Report
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and our partners know that there is no place for violence in children’s lives. Violence does not just injure a child physically and emotionally, it also kills a child’s spirit, hopes and a future.
Read More at UNICEF
Child abuse has become a daily reality for many children around the world. It affects children of all ages, cutting across all ethnic groups, nationalities and social contexts. Children face the risks of abuse in many situations and aspects of their lives.
Abusers are often the very individuals who are responsible for protecting children - parents, immediate family members, relatives, guardians, teachers, employers, etc. They are people whom children trust or should be able to trust.
Abuse violates children's rights to health, development and dignity, and destroys their lives. The impact and consequences endure long after the abuse has occurred and victims often experience life-long effects.
The situation of child abuse in Malaysia has reached alarming proportions. We, as a community, need to work together to check this trend and to end child abuse through:
Increased public awareness and debate of the issue at all levels;
Deeper engagement, commitment and involvement in the cause;
Being active and proactive, and not keeping silent about abuse.