Child Protection WA
What is Child Protection in WA?
There are two main responsibilities of the Department of Communities: protecting and caring for the needs of children and young people in WA and supporting families who are experiencing domestic abuse.
What does the Department of Communities do for child protection in WA?
Their services cover various child safety and family support programs across the state. This includes looking into reports of child abuse, carrying out Working with Children Checks, offering fostering and adoption services, providing counseling and outreach programs, giving crisis housing, helping with homelessness, and offering emergency support services.
Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, or injuries
- Changes in behaviour or mood
- Fear of going home or being alone with certain people
- Poor hygiene or inappropriate clothing
- Hunger or malnourishment
- Absences from school or other activities
- Inappropriate sexual behaviour or knowledge
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Aside from being directly affected by domestic abuse, children may also be indirectly affected by it in one or more of these ways:
- hearing about the abuse
- witnessing their family members being abused; and,
- failing to receive the support they need because of the abuse.
Let DV Sunrise Provide Child Protection in WA
We at DV Sunrise can help you or someone you care about if you are experiencing domestic violence or if you know someone who is. It is our mission to support survivors of domestic violence and their families as best we can. You can also get involved by donating to our education and rental assistance efforts if you want to get involved.