Fighting child exploitation, through strong partnerships
This month marks the third anniversary of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE). We partner with the ACCCE to drive a collaborative national response against child sexual exploitation, to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our community—our children.
AUSTRAC is a proud member of the AFP-led ACCCE, which partners with government and Commonwealth agencies, law enforcement and investigative authorities, non-government organisations, the private sector and academia, to counter the epidemic of child exploitation.
Recently, the ACCCE launched the Stop the Stigma campaign to encourage conversation about this difficult topic and help victims to speak up and seek support.
Combating child exploitation is a top priority for AUSTRAC. We work with our partners to identify and detect potential signs of child exploitation, and support law enforcement to investigate and prosecute these crimes. Since the establishment of Fintel Alliance, we’ve seen:
- a 945% increase in reporting of suspected child-related offending
- improvements in the quality of reporting, referring to multiple indicators
- the arrests of significant offenders and dismantling of child exploitation networks.
How you can help
We all have a role to play in the fight to identify and prevent these terrible crimes against children. Your business can help identify potential signs of child exploitation, and report to AUSTRAC.
AUSTRAC’s Fintel Alliance ‘Combating the sexual exploitation of children for financial gain activity indicators report’ helps the financial services sector to detect suspect transactions, to combat child sexual exploitation.
Together, we can help protect children in Australia and overseas.