Suncorp Stadium has today joined forces with the Australian Federal Police to help promote the Stop Child Abuse - Trace an Object campaign, which encourages the public to become community detectives and provide tip-offs and information to investigators.
During upcoming events video screens throughout Suncorp Stadium grounds will promote, Stop Child Abuse - Trace an Object campaign, which encourages the public to become community detectives and provide tip-offs and information to investigators.
A QR code will be shown on Suncorp Stadium screens that will direct spectators to the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) website, which has released non-confrontational images extracted from child exploitation videos. Images include unique clothing, furniture, soft furnishings, tiles, and bed sheets.
While Stop Child Abuse - Trace an Object was launched on 3 March 2021, four new images will be released today (1 September, 2021) to coincide with the partnership.
Suncorp Stadium General Manager Alan Graham said, "Suncorp Stadium has a strong community connection and we can see how important it is to play a role in this initiative.
"We welcome patrons of all ages to attend our events and pride ourselves on being an inclusive and family focused Stadium.
"We're pleased to be working with the AFP by using our platforms to help promote the Stop Child Abuse – Trace an Object campaign and encourage the wider community to get on board."
The Stop Child Abuse - Trace an Object dedicated website has been viewed more than 53,300 times and 589 tip-offs received since its initial launch.
The ACCCE is committed to stopping child exploitation and abuse and is at the centre of a collaborative national approach to combatting organised child abuse.
The Centre brings together specialist expertise and skills in a central hub, supporting investigations into child sexual abuse and developing prevention strategies focused on creating a safer online environment.
The reports received are of significant value and have sparked three investigative leads. It has also prompted other members of the public to report their own abuse.
Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child abuse and exploitation are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online.
If you or someone you know are impacted by child sexual abuse and online exploitation there are support services available.
Advice and support for parents and carers about how they can help protection children online can be found at ThinkUKnow, an AFP-led education program designed to prevent online child sexual exploitation.
Learn more about the initiative and read the full media release here: https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/suncorp-stadium-helping-afp-solve-child-abuse-cases