When and where to seek help?
If you believe a child is in immediate danger or in a life-threatening situation, please contact the police immediately by dialling 000.
Child protection is everyone’s business. It is important to remain diligent in your community, and if you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please report it to the relevant authorities.
Report your concerns
If you have a reason to suspect a child is experiencing harm, or is at risk of experiencing harm, you can report your concerns to the relevant authorities in your state:
New South Wales
Child Protection Helpline
24 hours toll free
Child Safety Services
- During normal business hours – contact the Regional Intake Service.
- After hours and on weekends – contact the Child Safety After Hours Service Centre on 1800 177 135. (Operates 24/7)
Child Abuse Report Line
Child Protection Services
Providing an electronic notification
Department for Child Protection
Contact the Department for Child Protection through a local district office.