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

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You worry about your child.
Your child is in foster care

Your child is in foster care.
Read our fact sheet
What is foster care?
You worry about your child.
You worry
  • your child is not safe
  • your child is very sad
  • something bad will happen to your child
  • something bad has happened to your child.
You may worry about
  • some thing on your childs body. Like bruises.
  • some thing your child said about the foster home.
You may worry your child
  • has seen some one they must not see.
    Like your step son
  • is not cared for.
    Like they are dirty all the time.

What can you do?

Your Court case is still on.
Talk to your lawyer.
Your lawyer will talk to the Community Services lawyer.
Your Court case is done.
Tell your case worker.
You think your child is in big danger.
Call the Community Services help line
Call  132  111.
Call police
Call  000.
You need to tell them
  • why you think your child is not safe
  • what you saw
  • what your child said.
Take some one to help talk to them.
Ask for
  • an advocate
  • support person
  • lawyer.
You can complain.
You worry about your child
It is not a big danger.
Like your child has a nappy rash.
Read our fact sheet
You want to make a complaint.
It is about NSW Community Services.
Use the steps in this fact sheet.

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.
It is based on
  • the experience of parents
  • Kids in care booklets– Legal Aid NSW 2013.
We have used images from
  • ChangePeople
  • Mayer-Johnson
  • Participics
  • Picto-Selector
  • TheNounProject.
Access Easy English helped The WASH House write the Easy English.
March 2020.


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