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Do not report suspected child abuse or neglect to CFCA or AIFS.

If you have concerns about a child at risk of abuse or neglect, please contact your local Child Protection office. This information can found in the CFCA resource sheet Reporting child abuse and neglect.

If you have a reasonable belief that a child is being abused or neglected, please read this information about what you need to do.

If you need help with family or parenting issues, a list of counselling services can be found in the following publication: Helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents

If you or someone you know is at imminent risk, call Emergency Services on 000.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

AIFS contact details

Australian Institute of Family Studies
Level 4, 40 City Road
SOUTHBANK VIC 3006
Australia

Phone: +61 3 9214 7888
Freecall from within Australia: 1800 352 275
Fax: +61 3 9214 7839

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