Contacts & Links

SUPPORT SERVICES

Community Services
Promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and works to build stronger families and communities.

 

Child Support Agency
supports separated parents in taking joint responsibility for their children.

 

Strengthening Families, Resourcing Parents
Lists details of events and workshops in Sydney for parents to access, and find out about funding opportunities.

 

Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) is part of Family and Community Services NSW (FACS). They provide support and services to people with disabilities and their carers in NSW.

 

Working with Children Checks
A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child related work.

 

Kids Helpline
Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged up to 25.

 

Family Assistance Office
Family Assistance Offices have been set up in Medicare offices and Centrelink, offering a range of payments to support families with their work and family responsibilities.

 

Family Relationships Online
Provides all families with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution.

 

Families NSW
Families NSW is the NSW Government's prevention and early intervention strategy that helps parents give their children a good start in life.

 

The Benevolent Society
Works with individuals and communities to ensure people are safe, healthy, included and valued.

 

UnitingCare Burnside
An agency of the Uniting Church that provides services which focus on the care and protection of vulnerable families, young people and children in NSW.

 

Centrelink
Information on the social security payments and services which Centrelinks delivers to the Australian public.

 

Department of Family and Community Services (FACS)
Government agency aimed at improving the lives of Australians by creating opportunities for economic and social participation.

 

NSW Commission for Children and Young People
Concerned with the safety, welfare and well-being of children and the promotion of healthy relationships. Also conduct working with children checks.

 

Department of Housing
The Department of Housing covers public and community housing.

 

NSW Family Services Inc
The family services sector supports families under stress.

 

Caring 4 Our Kids
An online resource for Parents of Kids with ASD, CFS, or Fibromyalgia.

 

CHILD PROTECTION

 

NAPCAN
NAPCAN seeks to resource and network child welfare professionals and practitioners working to prevent child abuse and neglect from happening before it starts, through the provision of parenting brochures, training, support networks and information.

 

Bravehearts
Offers programs, services and education to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.

 

Advocates of Survivors of Child Abuse
ASCA is a national organisation which works to improve the lives of adult survivors of child abuse throughout Australia.

 

Community Services
Promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and works to build stronger families and communities.

 

DISABILITY SUPPORT

Sesame Street Autism: See Amazing in all Children 
A nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids.

 

The Real Deal: Reducing Sensory Overload
An online article about how to help loved ones reduce sensory overload while shopping.