Childhood is precious

Childhood needs to be respected and valued, learn how the Foundation is making a difference for abused children.

Liam Hemsworth

With movies such as romantic drama The Last Song, the smash hit The Hunger Games and the action extravaganza The Expendables 2 under his belt, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth is tasting the kind of success other actors only dream about.

But despite the glitter and attention that goes hand-in-hand with a successful Hollywood career, Liam remains grounded by the safe, loving childhood he enjoyed with his two brothers, Luke and Chris.

This gives him a strong appreciation for the work the Australian Childhood Foundation is doing to help children reclaim the childhoods that have been stolen from them by the trauma of abuse, family violence and neglect. It is why he is proud to be an ambassador for the Foundation to draw attention to the issue of child abuse in this country.

"I have the best parents you can have,” says Liam. "They have worked in child protection for twenty years and have only ever given me encouragement and support, and I always felt safe and loved. The world is a scary enough place as it is for children. 

"It is important that home should always be a safe place for them. If they don’t have that, if they grow up unsafe and uncared for, that causes so much harm. I want the best for the next generations, because they are the future."