Find out more
There are lots of organisations and services that you can use to find out more information and get support for you and your kids.
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- Aboriginal health and medical services
Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHSs) are run by local Aboriginal people and their communities to manage their own health and well-being. Many ACCHSs offer advice about contraception, STI testing and treatment. To find an ACCHS near you, visit the Aboriginal Health Council of WA website (external site).
- Sexual abuse services
If the matter is urgent or the safety, health or welfare of a child is at risk then the emergency 000 number must be called. If you are a child or adult who has been the victim of child abuse or paedophilia, or if you have information about someone else being abused, you should contact police on 131 444. You can also report child abuse by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to your local police station who will advise the Child Abuse Squad. Information supplied to the Child Abuse Squad is confidential.
Protecting children is a major role of the Department for Child Protection and Family Support. When someone reports that a child has been harmed, the Department has a legal responsibility to investigate this. To protect children from harm, the Department works with other organisations, the community and families.
24-hour medical, forensic, social work and therapeutic service for children up to the age of 16 years who have experienced some form of abuse.
The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is the emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service for Perth, Western Australia.
- Advice lines for kids
Free, confidential 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for 5 to 18 year olds in Australia.
QLife provides a peer supported telephone and web based service to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing. QLife helps callers with a range of issues relating to sexuality and gender, including coming out, as well as more general issues, such as relationship problems.
The Sexual Health Helpline covers all aspects of sexual and reproductive health for both men and women. Advanced Practice Nurses are available for a confidential and anonymous discussion. Phone: 9227 6178 METRO or 1800 198 205 COUNTRY
- Advice lines for parents
The Ngala Parenting Line provides telephone information, support and referrals to parents, carers, grandparents, foster carers and families who are taking care of a child or children aged from pre-birth to 18 years.
QLife provides a nation-wide, peer supported telephone and web-based service to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing. The service is also increasingly being used by the friends and family of GLBTIQ people and mainstream service providers who are seeking accurate information and referral options for their relatives, friends or clients.