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About Act for Kids

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Who are we?

Act for Kids is a for-purpose organisation that delivers evidence-led professional therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced or are at risk of harm.

Our dedicated team of psychologists, speech therapists, early education specialists, counsellors, occupational therapists and family support workers have helped hundreds of thousands of children and families since 1988.

Act for Kids operates 30 centres across Australia and has a team of over 450 staff from Adelaide all the way up to the Cape York Peninsula. Our services have expanded to include integrated therapy, support for vulnerable families, special workshops to empower kids and safe houses in remote Aboriginal communities.

Through prevention, treatment, research, education and advocacy, we are committed to supporting thousands of children, young people and their families.

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Our Purpose

We help keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.

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Our Vision

All kids have a safe and happy childhood.

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Our Values

We are a professional, ethical team who is caring, courageous and collaborative.

Our Story

1988

1988

Health professionals and the legal fraternity, establish The Abused Child Trust and launched a public campaign to fund a treatment and rehabilitation centre in Brisbane.

1995

1995

The Trust holds seminars for foster parents in Maryborough, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns. In 1997, a part-time counselling service is established for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders at Koolyangarra. The Trust wins the Albert & Rose Hingeley Service of Excellence Award for Childrens Services.

2018

2018

Health professionals and the legal fraternity, establish the Abused Child Trust and launch a public campaign to fund a treatment and rehabilitation centre in Brisbane.

opening first Victorian centre

1988

1995

2018

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Our People

We are a professional, ethical team who is caring, courageous, and collaborative.

Acknowledgement of Country

Act for Kids pays its respects to the traditional custodians across the lands in which we work, and acknowledge their elders past, present and future.