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

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Get help. Who to call

Legal help in NSW

Read more about lawyers in our fact sheet
Legal help.
Ability Rights Centre.
A service of IDRS.
Help for parents who have an intellectual disability.
Aboriginal Legal Service
Help for Aboriginal parents.
Family Law Early Intervention Unit
Legal Aid NSW
Help for parents in
  • Childrens Court
  • Family Court.
They give you legal information.
They help you find a lawyer.
Law Access
This is help over the phone.
They can help you find legal help.
Legal Aid NSW. Central Office
They will tell you about lawyers near you.
Women’s Legal Service
For women
  • Tuesdays 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Thursdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Legal help in other states

Look on the internet.
Type the words in the search window
national legal aid for individuals
There are phone numbers for each state.

Disability advocates in NSW

An advocate can
  • help you speak up for your self
  • speak for you.
Read more about advocates in our fact sheet
What is an advocate?
Aboriginal Legal Service
Help for Aboriginal parents.
Brain Injury Association of NSW Inc.
It is also called Synapse.
Help for people with a brain injury.
They live in Sydney.
Help for people with disability.
They live in the Central Coast.
Citizen Advocacy Western Sydney
They are also called CAWS.
You live in western Sydney.
Disability Advocacy NSW
Illawarra Advocacy
You live in the Wollongong area
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association
They are also called MDAA.
Newell Advocacy
For people who live in
  • Narrabri
  • Moree
  • Walgett.
People with Disability Australia
They are also called PWD.
Penrith Disability Resource Centre
They are also called PDRC.
For people in the Penrith area.
Self Advocacy Sydney
For people with an intellectual disability.
They are in Blacktown.
Side by Side Advocacy Inc.
For people who have an intellectual disability.
You live in Northern Sydney.

Disability advocacy in other states

Type into the window
  • your town. Like Armidale
  • postcode. Like 2350.
People with Disability Australia
They are also called PWD.
Go to www.pwd.org.au
Use the way finder hub

Support for parents

This is phone help for parents.
This is phone help for parents.
They can help you find a service near you.
Positive Powerful Parents
For parents with an intellectual disability.
You can talk to other parents about
  • child protection
  • Childrens Court.
They have a Facebook page.
They have a private Facebook group.
Only parents in the group can see what you talk about.
Type the words positive powerful parents in to the search button.
Look for the purple logo like this.
Ask to join.
Talk to the NDIS about your goal to parent well.
Ask for help to parent well.
Talk to your DCJ case worker
This is Community Services.
This is phone help for parents.
Your child is a baby
  • 2 years old
  • 3 years old
  • 4 years old
  • 5 years old.

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
  • Pikpng
  • TheNounProject.
Logos used with permission.
Access Easy English helped The WASH House write the Easy English.
April 2020.


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