Family and Community Services

Service Description

A government agency that is responsible for protecting children and young people from risk of significant harm. This includes child abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and domestic violence. There is a child protection hotline to report cases of abuse against children, and calls will be followed up by the agency. They will influence government policy regarding child protection, housing, homelessness, community inclusion and supporting Aboriginal children, families and communities.

Alternate Names: NSW Department of Community Services

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5pm (Admin), Daily, 24 hours (Helpline)

Accessibility

Referral System

Self referral, professionals, police, families

Service Fees

No

Languages (other than English)

Various

Organisational Information

Area Served

NSW

Parent Organisation

NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Postal Address

Locked Bag 4028

Ashfield

NSW

2131

Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities

No

Other Contacts

1800 212 936 (TTY)

Last Updated: 19 April 2018

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