Community Services knock on your door
It is called a Child Protection Report.
Try not to yell at the staff.
Try not to get angry.
Tell the truth.
- other family
- people that live next door
- your childs teachers.
- your police record
- your childs health records
- your health records
- look into any other things.
- the names of the staff
- a phone number you can call them.
- what are they worried about
- what you can do to fix it.
- support person
- check all the information.
- do the things the staff need you to do.
- violence in front of your child.
Read more about violence in our fact sheet New words.
- you are on drugs.
It is also called pot or weed.
- you drink lots of alcohol all the time.
Like wine for most of the day every day
- your child sees lots of sex things.
They are too young.
- your child is sick.
You never take him to the doctor
- your child is hungry all the time. Like
the staff see there is no food in your fridge.
- your house is very dirty.
Like lots of old food on your kitchen bench
- your child is not in school.
You do not take your child to school every day.
There is nothing for you to do.
Community Services must do things to help your child be safe.
- Look for help for you.
- Meet with you.
They want your child to be safe.
They will tell you things you need to do.
It will help you do those things.
You can ask for it in a way you can read and use.
Like in Easy English.
It will look like this fact sheet.
- keep your home clean
- keep unsafe people away from your child.
Like a new partner who hits your child
Look for a family to care for your child.
You agree to this.
Like 3 months.
It is called
temporary care arrangement.
temporary care arrangement
in our fact sheet New words.
- Take your child to live somewhere else.
They do not think your child is safe.
This is called removing your child.
Look on our website www.bumpyroad.org.au
Read these fact sheets
See IDRS website www.idrs.org.au
It may not be the same for you.
Talk to a lawyer about
- your own child
- your family.
- The WASH House
- The Ability Rights Centre. A service of IDRS
- a Parent Advisory Group, 2020.
We have used images from
BACK TO TOP