'Hidden No More'

Abuse is often a silent and hidden crime in our community.

It continues because 'we' choose not to see it because we don't want to get involved.

We fail to see that we are as involved as those living with and suffering abuse now.

As we are all a product of our upbringing and life experiences these suffering people and children will carry their experiences into their future and ours.

Many will grow with unresolved issues and have disdain for society.

Join with us and start the push back and get these abusive criminals out of our society.

For Our Future & our Children's Future

  • Become that umbrella Now

  • Make it known you will not stay silent

  • Make a decision that abuse of any kind does not have a place in your community

  • Be 'just one' person who will stand up and demand protection for our vulnerable children

  • 'Just One' becomes many, join others to become a wave of people that will overwhelm the criminal abusers

  • Don't be afraid to report these criminals they deserve to be reported and dealt with by society's standards 

  • Take up your umbrella and make a stand, let others know you will no longer stay silent

Lets defeat abuse,

"it's not OK to hurt a child

every day it's not OK"

We can protect the lives of children by our own actions, 
expectations & becoming that Umbrella to protect our children. 

 

Umbrella Hearts is a project of Hearts & Hands Community Development, a not for profit charity which has Australian Tax deductibility status.  

The umbrella as an item to shield us, becomes the symbol of protection for our children.

Umbrella Hearts  it is a child protection campaign with the message that 

"it's not ok to hurt a child

    every day it's not OK".  

Umbrella Hearts is a project offering encouragement to join with others standing up against Child Abuse in our community. Our site enables users to be informed, take control, protect and stand up for our most vulnerable community members, the ones with no voice, our children.

Wearing  the Umbrella Ribbon (available from our Shop) you show that you care, and that you know it is important to protect children from harm.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much - Helen Keller

We CAN defeat Child Abuse in our community

Helpful Information

Child Family Community Australia

What is child abuse and neglect?

This site provides information about abuse, what it is and the different types of abuse.

General Public - Making a Report

Reporting Child abuse Contact details for each state and territory

Child Family Community Australia

Information about Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

Mandatory Reporters - Making a Report

Mandatory Reporters = Reporting Child abuse Contact details for each state and territory

Napcan 

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NAPCAN offers training and programs Australia wide which focus on offering best practice in prevention of child abuse. View our training calendar to view and book programs in your area.

  • Abuse is a crime, don't ignore it and don't stay silent if you know it is happening.

Why Umbrella Hearts?

The umbrella is used to protect us.

  • You can become that umbrella for our children. 

  • It takes a community to raise a child, YOU are part of the community, will you play your part?

  • Be part of the push to eliminate abuse from our community. 

  • No person or child deserves to live in fear or being abused.

  • You might be only one person but together we are many, we are a army for the protection of our children.

    Abuse takes many forms

  • it is not just child trafficking

  • it is not just child pornography exploitation

  • it is not just children forced onto the street to beg or

  • children forced into the sex trade

  • it is not just children going without food or clothing

  • it is not just children suffering intentionally inflicted hurt, broken bones, bruises, burns and poison ingestion

   This list can go on and on however we are sure you understand this so we ask,

will you step up?

   Your task should you choose to accept it

  • Stand With Us

  •  Demand abuse in all its forms is driven out of our society and our community

  • Become a true 'community member' and stand up for our children's right to safety

  • Join with us and commit to not remaining silent to known abuse occurring

  • Step up and protect all children

  • Have the hard conversations

  • Be the child's umbrella {their shield}

  • Let it be known 'it is NOT OK to hurt a child' 

  • Join this movement to abolish all forms of abuse from within Australia and the World, one community, one suburb, one street, one block, one property at a time

  • Wear the Umbrella Ribbon with pride

"It's not OK to hurt a child.

Every day it's not OK"

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