South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Angela Taylor child protection unit

Tags: Child Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Counselling, Medical Information

Author: South Eastern CASA

What is the Angela Taylor Child Protection Unit?

This Unit provides medicals, counselling and treatment to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and is one of only two such units servicing Victoria.

Who can attend?

Any infant, child or adolescent up to the age of 17 years who requires a medical for suspected

  • physical assault
  • sexual assault

A full paediatric assessment can also be requested for suspected neglect or failure to thrive.

What do we need?

  • Parent attendance or written parental consent or Court Order.
  • Medical history preferably from parent/caregiver.
  • Telephone call if delayed or not attending.

When can you attend?

Medical sessions are conducted Monday to Friday 1:30pm - 5pm.

Acute sexual assault cases will also be seen after hours and at weekends.

Physical abuse cases will only be seen by the Unit in the sessions.
After hours contact: (03) 9349 1212 for consultation.

All medical emergencies are to be taken directly to the emergency department.

Reports

  • Handwritten report provided if urgent
  • Typed report within ten days with accompanying photographs.

How do you make an appointment?

Business hours: (03) 9594 2289 and request the duty worker.

After hours: (03) 9349 1212 and request for the SECASA worker to be paged.

Who can refer?

  • Parents
  • Doctors
  • Community Policing Squads
  • Department of Human Services
  • Welfare Agencies
  • Schools
  • Maternal and Child Health Sisters
  • Self referral for adolescents

How to report child abuse

The Department of Human Services, Child Protection has the legal responsibility to investigate notification of child abuse.

Metropolitan Centres Against Sexual Assault:

Gatehouse Centre: Parkville (03) 9345 6391
West CASA: Footscray (03) 9687 8637
Northern CASA: Heidelberg (03) 9497 1768
CASA House (Adults 16+) Melbourne CBD (03) 9635 3610
East CASA East Ringwood (03) 9870 7330
South Eastern CASA Bentleigh (03) 9928 8741
Rural Centres Against Sexual Assault:
Ballarat CASA (03) 5320 3933
Barwon CASA (03) 5222 4802
Gippsland CASA (03) 5134 3922
Goulbourn CASA (03) 5831 2343
Loddon Campaspe CASA (03) 5441 0430
Mallee CASA (03) 5025 5400
South West CASA (03) 5564 4144
Upper Murray CASA (03) 5722 2203
Metropolitan Child Protection:
After hours crisis line 131 278
Box Hill (03) 9843 6000
Cheltenham (03) 9581 2222
Dandenong (03) 9213 2111
Frankston (03) 9784 0777
For Department of Human Services Child Protection (03) 9616 7777
Metropolitan Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Teams
Box Hill (03) 8892 3292
Dandenong (03) 9767 7469
Knox (03) 9881 7931
Melbourne (03) 9247 5538

Call D24 for Rural Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Teams (SOCITs) on 000

Address:

Emergency Department
Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Road
CLAYTON
Victoria, Australia
PH: (03) 9594 2289
TTY: (03) 9594 2175

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