Child Safety Service Centre:
Child Safety Services is responsible for protecting infants, children and young people from abuse and neglect.
The Centre works with government & non-government agencies to protect & support vulnerable infants, children and young people by responding to families in crises twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Where possible, families are kept together and counselling & support services are provided to assist families with capacity building.
In situations where children and young people need to be removed from their parents for their own safety, attempts are made to keep the families together by placing children with extended family members.
The service includes support & counselling for children and their families during times of separation; assistance for families & individuals to cope with relationship problems & family crises; help for parents & their adolescents in dealing with difficulties; and support & training for foster carers.
Child Protection Unit:
Child Safety Services works to ensure the safety & well-being of infants, children and adolescents at risk of harm including domestic violence, abuse or neglect.
The Unit also provides supervision of infants, children, young people and families under court orders.