Child Protection

“The majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged under 18 are being raised in safe environments, where their parents are teaching them to be active contributors to family and community life. However, Indigenous children are overrepresented in all aspects of the child protection system, reflecting a history of trauma and stressors which have impacted parents and communities”.

(AHIW, 2024)

Child Protection involves polices, laws, and practices that have been designed to ensure the overall safety, well-being, and rights of children. In an effort to prevent and respond to child abuse, neglect, exploitation, and harm.

Child Protection Matters

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services may have sent this letter due to a suspected belief that the children have been exposed to – physical / emotional abuse, harm, neglect, exposure to family violence or sexual abuse.

This belief that the Department has may or may not be true, and we are here to help go through this with you and figure out what can be done in your specific circumstances.

If you have received contact from the Department, and you are unsure on what to do next, call our service so we may provide you with some sort of legal assistance, from Advice, Counselling, taking your matter on further in Court, or if we cannot, AFLSQ will refer you to a Service that can.  The sooner we can assist with your matter, the easier it is for all parties involved, so please do not hesitate to contact them for assistance.

We can assist with conversing and negotiating with the Department on what is happening and what to do next. We will outline this to you, so that it is in understandable terms, and continue to pursue your matter to the best of our ability.

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Find out how we can assist you with your Legal and Support needs. 

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