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. Child First is progressively transitioning to The Orange Door. For Greater Geelong, Queenscliff, Surf Coast, Colac-Otway the number is 1800 312 820 and for Golden Plains 1300 783 341.
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.