We’re Australia’s first charity. We’re a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation and we’ve helped people, families and communities achieve positive change since 1813. From playgroups and parenting education to family counselling and household budgeting – we can help you build strong family relationships and be the best mum and dad you can be.
Brighter Futures is an early intervention program building resilience in vulnerable families with young children.
The program focuses on ensuring children can live safely in their homes by preventing and overcoming domestic violence, substance misuse and parental mental health issues.
By preventing issues from reaching a crisis point, families stay together and less children enter out-of-home care, corrective or mental health services.
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Mandatory reporters in NSW should use the Mandatory Reporter Guide (MRG) if they have concerns that a child or young person is at risk of being neglected or physically, sexually or emotionally abused.
The MRG supports mandatory reporters to:
- determine whether a report to the Child Protection Helpline is needed for concerns about possible abuse or neglect of a child (including unborn) or young person.
- identify alternative ways to support vulnerable children, young people and their families where a mandatory reporter’s response is better served outside the statutory child protection system.
It is recommended that mandatory reporters complete the MRG on each occasion they have risk concerns, regardless of their level of experience or expertise. Each circumstance is different and every child and young person is unique.