Children and families

All children deserve a safe and stable home for life. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and protecting them from risk of harm, abuse and neglect.

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Find information on how to get help and support on domestic violence, steps to stay safe, your rights and responsibilities as parents, tips to take care and protect your children and young people, and your role as a guardian. Also view information on legal matters, homelessness, and DCJ funded various programs, support and services. 

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We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future. 

Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.

You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.

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