How to get help
If you are a Social worker or a Maternal and Child Health nurse...
If you are a parent who needs help…
If you or your children are at risk and need immediate help here are some numbers for you to call.
If you do not have a social worker you can contact Child FIRST to have your needs assessed. For Barwon Area (Greater Geelong, Queenscliff, Surf Coast) the number is 1300 551 948, for Colac-Otway - Corangamite the number is (03) 5232 5500, and for South West Area (Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians, Warrnambool) the number is 1300 543 779.
Child FIRST is a free service. You need to complete a Child FIRST assessment where they will explore your parenting capacity and needs. This does not guarantee that a case manager will be allocated to you, if they assess alternative community supports can be put in place. For more information please see this website.
The Maternal & Child Health Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 13 22 29.