Child Protection

Child protection is an important issue in New South Wales, Australia. Here are some links to child protection resources and services in NSW: 

NSW Department of Communities and Justice: This website provides information on child protection services in NSW, including reporting child abuse or neglect, child protection legislation, and support services for families. 

NSW Child Protection Helpline: The NSW Child Protection Helpline is a 24-hour phone service for reporting child abuse or neglect. You can contact the helpline on 132 111.

Bravehearts: Bravehearts is a national organisation that aims to prevent child sexual assault in Australia. They offer counselling, support, and education to children, families, and communities. 

Barnardos Australia: Barnardos is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support and services to children and families, including those who have experienced abuse or neglect. They offer foster care, adoption, and early intervention programs. 

NSW Ombudsman: The NSW Ombudsman is an independent government body that investigates complaints and misconduct in public services, including child protection services. They provide a complaints service for individuals and families who have concerns about child protection services. 

We hope you find these resources helpful in accessing child protection services and support in NSW. If you have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, it is important to report it to the appropriate authorities.