Easy English fact sheets for parents dealing with the child protection system. Advice from parents with experience.

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Your child comes first

You want the best for your child.
Know your childs rights.
Read our fact sheet
Your childs rights.
You think there is something wrong in the foster home.
Speak up for your child.
Read our fact sheet
You worry about your child.
Keep your home safe for your child. Like
  • do not use radiator heaters
  • keep sharp knives out of reach of your child.
Keep your child away from people who are not safe.
Like someone you know that is violent.
Put your childs needs before your needs.
This can be hard. Like
You do not meet with
  • a friend
  • person in your family.
    You want to see them.
You know your child may be in danger.
So you can not see that
  • friend
  • person in your family.
Help your child to be happy where they are.
Tell your child
  • you love them
  • you will see them again.
Try not to be upset in front of them.
This can be hard.
Learn new things. It will help your child.
  • how to cook healthy meals
  • learn about dangers to your child
  • new games to play with your child.
Look after your mental health.
Get help with your feelings.
Read our fact sheet
Look after yourself.
Work with Community Services.
We know this can be hard.
Do not give up.
Your child needs you.

More information

This fact sheet is general information.
It may not be the same for you.
Talk to a lawyer about
  • your own child
  • your family.
This fact sheet was made by
  • The WASH House
  • The Ability Rights Centre. A service of IDRS
  • a Parent Advisory Group, 2020.
We have used images from
  • ChangePeople
  • Inspired Services
  • Mayer-Johnson
  • Participics
  • Picto-Selector
Access Easy English helped The WASH House write the Easy English.
April 2020.


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