UnitingCare West is committed to supporting and empowering people in our community, offering a broad suite of services to assist children at risk. Central to our services is the belief that all children have the right to be supported in a nurturing environment where they feel safe, valued and heard.
Our child support services include the four key areas outlined below.
Out of Home Accommodation
If a child can no longer remain in the family home because of concerns over safety or lack of parental support, our team is there to help. Our out-of-home care services provide a stable and caring home-style environment, supporting young people at times of crisis.
Having the security of a home is fundamental to a child's wellbeing. Our teams work to provide young people experiencing homelessness with housing options to suit their individual circumstances and needs. Everybody has the right to a home, especially our children.
Our parenting and child support programs assist parents and caregivers with personalised support and advice. We also offer counselling and reunification assistance, helping to build stronger families. Our programs focus on parenting and family functioning, with the aim of bringing about nurturing and safe environments for children.
Child Sexual Abuse
Our teams are committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard. We believe that all children have the right to live free from the harmful effects of abuse.