Breaking the Silence (child abuse and sexual abuse in churches)

Breaking The Silence mostly addresses child abuse and sexual abuse in churches. 

It is an Australian website and covers the Presbyterian churches of New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.


Their What is Abuse? page has useful definitions of

  • child abuse (where it mentions domestic violence)
  • sexual assault
  • sexual exploitation
  • sexual misconduct
  • sexual harassment
  • coercion and grooming behavior