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Working with Children Checks (WWCC)

Working with Children Checks are required for adults and volunteers who work with children and other vulnerable people. Do you know what the rules are?

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Choosing a babysitter

When choosing a babysitter, there are some important rules to follow to ensure your children are safe and being well cared for in your absence.

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Sexual assault and rape

Find out what to do if you are sexually assaulted or raped, including how to get medical help, and what support services are available.

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What does a birth doula do?

A doula is a non-medical birth companion who can help you before, during and after childbirth. Doulas provide support and advocacy.

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Keeping your kids safe

Get some tips on how to teach your child to recognise suspicious behaviour and what to do about it.

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How family violence affects babies and children

Domestic and family violence can affect babies and children. Find out about the impact on babies and children and where you can turn to for help.

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Supporting kids through a natural disaster

During a natural disaster, such as a flood, storm or bushfire – your child will look to you for support. Learn how you can help them feel safe.

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Family violence during pregnancy

Family or domestic violence can begin or become worse during pregnancy. Find out what to do if you or someone you know needs help.

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Domestic violence and abusive relationships

Domestic violence (or family violence) is when someone uses violence to maintain power over someone they’re close to. Learn about signs, effects and what you can do if you're in an abusive relationship.

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Making decisions about unplanned pregnancies

Having an unplanned pregnancy can be an emotional experience. There will be decisions you will need to make, but there are services available to help you through this time.

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