Communities and Justice

Children and families

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children, teens and adults and protecting them from the risk of harm, abuse and neglect.

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Services and support

Find information on how to get help and support for domestic, family and sexual violence, understand your rights and responsibilities as a parent or guardian, information on the adoption and fostering process, get advice on caring for and protecting children and find contacts for support services and funded programs.  

Understand your legal rights, our commitment to safety, allowances and apply for scholarships.
How to become a foster carer, what’s involved, different types of care and how to access supports.
Access tools and forms for DCJ carers, from DCJ's OOHC Financial Guidelines
Aboriginal children and young people deserve to grow up connected to their culture, Country and kin.
Adopting a child, about adoption for birth parents and finding information on past adoptions.
Becoming a child's guardian, guardianship orders and support for guardians.
Information and resources about guardianship and open adoption for children in out-of-home care.
Training and resources to support kids in out-of-home care, carers and professionals.
Delivering trauma focused, evidence-based support to children in out-of-home-care.
Reporting at risk child, signs of abuse and neglect, child protection laws and family preservation.
Why a caseworker visits, risk assessment, why a child goes in to care, keeping families together.
Improving the decision-making processes in the NSW child protection and out of home care system.
Programs offering support for children, young people and families and how to find it.
TEI provides support for children, young people, families and communities.
Provides leadership, oversight and advice on women's safety policy development and law reform.
How to get help, support, emergency housing, understanding types of violence and how to stay safe.
We are committed to cultural diversity and supporting people from multicultural backgrounds.
The NDIS is an Australia-wide scheme, supporting people with permanent and significant disability.
Independent Review of Aboriginal Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW.
DCJ policies and legislation for children and families
ChildStory places children and young people in out-of-home care at the centre of their story.
Real stories of young children and families working alongside DCJ child protection practitioners.
Children and young people in care, types of care, case planning, restoration and leaving care.
Contact list of services and support and information about DCJ funded programs.
Parental responsibility and rights, parenting and baby care tips and how to keep children safe.
Going to Children's Court, criminal offences relating to kids, victim services, finding legal help.
Last updated:

11 Jun 2024