Discussion in 'ACT' started by imamaze, Jul 11, 2009.
Links to Advocates and Crime Victim Resources. Also Domestic and Family Violence
Child Wise Help & Advice
One of Child Wise’s central roles is to provide immediate information, support, counselling and advice to help people deal with concerns relating to child sexual abuse and exploitation. Individuals who are in contact with children often aren’t sure how to identify indicators of abuse, or who to turn to for help. The Child Wise National Child Abuse Prevention Program consists of direct support, counselling, education, advocacy, participatory training, capacity building and research on child abuse issues in Australia.
Independent voice of the over 50's
Australian Capital Territory - Resources
POLICE – OOO
In an emergency and if you fear for the safety of yourself or your children, telephone 000 and ask for the police. Available 24 hours
Domestic violence services
Domestic Violence Crisis Service
Phone: (02) 6280-0900
TTY 62 281 852 (Telephone Type Writer for Hearing Impaired)
24hr telephone information, counselling, support, and referral, access to safe accommodation service for individuals in crisis affected by domestic violence.
Website: Domestic Violence Crisis Service - DVCS supports
Domestic Violence and Protection Order Unit (Legal Aid)
Phone: (02) 6207 1874
Website: Domestic Violence Crisis Service - Going to Court
Family Services (After hours crisis number)
Phone: 1300 556 729
Website: DHCS - Office for Children, Youth and Family Support
Also has Legal Services & Legal Aid
Services for Children
Child at Risk Assessment Unit (CARAU)
Phone: 02 6244 2712
Fax: 02 6244 3861
The Canberra Hospital
PO Box 11 WODEN ACT 2606
Phone: +61 2 6244 2222 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Website: ACT Health - Canberra Hospital
Relationships Australia - Canberra and Region
Phone: 02 6122 7100 (Canberra) or 02 6921 3597 (Wagga Wagga);
National Inquiry line: 1300 364 277
Family Violence Program Group programs are provided for children between the ages of 5-12 years
Website: Canberra and Region — Relationships Australia
Report Child abuse
For notifications (now called reports) and discussing concerns
Family Services Northern Regional Office
Phone (02) 6207 1069 (North of the Lake)
Family Services Southern Regional Office
Phone (02) 6207 1466 (South of the Lake)
After hours - weekend
Phone - (02) 6207 0720
The Child at Risk Assessment Unit
Phone (02) 6244 2712
Act Domestic Violence Resource Center
Victims of Crime
Care and Protection Services
Care and Protection services is responsible for facilitating coordination across government for the care and protection of children and young people. Care and Protection services and an After Hours service, provide a continuum of service delivery to children and young people considered ‘at risk’ of serious harm.
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