Welcome to PERCAN
Pursuit of Excellence In Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect In Western Australia
Transforming the lives of all children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
The Pursuit of Excellence in Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect in WA, founded from a $3,000,000 grant from Lotterywest, is focused on the research, development and implementation of cutting-edge, evidence-based therapeutic models for responding to child abuse and neglect across the WA context. This visionary new approach is aiming to build capacity within the sector to prevent, assess and treat trauma from child abuse and neglect.
How big are the issues?
1 in 4 Australian children will experience abuse and/or neglect by the age of 10 years.
Up to 27% of Australian females and 12% of males report experiencing childhood sexual abuse
Western Australia has the second highest rate of child sexual abuse in Australia
New online courses to transform lives of WA’s most traumatised children
A new series of online training courses focused on transforming the lives of children who have experienced child abuse and neglect will support Western Australian (WA) frontline practitioners to deliver world-leading responses to abuse-related trauma.