Children and young people

Domestic violence

Domestic violence support services

Children who grow up witnessing violence can be traumatised by the experience. They can also be physically hurt. There are services specifically to help children and young people.

Child Protection Helpline

If you are concerned that a child is at risk of physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect, contact NSW Community Services or your local police immediately.

132 111

Kids Helpline

A confidential and anonymous telephone and online counselling services for young people between 5 and 18 years of age.

1800 55 1800


A confidential telephone counselling service for crisis support and suicide prevention.

13 11 14

Child Abuse Prevention Service

Counselling services for children and families who have experienced domestic or family violence. Support is also available to people who are abusing or are at risk of abusing children.

1800 688 009

Legal Aid NSW Youth Hotline

Legal advice and information for children and young people under 18 years of age

1800 101 810

Last updated: Wednesday, 20 July 2016