Strathbogie Shire Council

Tel 24/7: 1800 065 993

Child Protection and Family Violence Services

Family Care

FamilyCare offer family services, carer and disability support services to families and young people in Shepparton, Seymour, Cobram, Kinglake, Wallan and surrounding districts. 

FamilyCare works in partnership with the community, reflecting best practice by assisting families and individuals to enhance their strengths throughout their lives, through the provision of responsive and proactive services

Families First

Referrals  to Families First are accepted only from Department of Human Services Child Protection where there is a clear and present need for a child or young person to be placed in alternative care owing to the likelihood of serious harm occurring.

Parent Assessment and Skills Development (PASD)

The service is regionally based and provides a model of service consisting of a parenting capacity assessment service and a parenting skill development, education and support services to families who are caring for infants known to Child Protection Services and who are assessed as being at risk of harm.

Referrals are accepted only from Department of Human Services Child Protection Unit.


Child Protection

Child protection for the North-eastern rural and regional LGAS encompasses Alpine, Benalla, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta, and Wodonga SHires and can be contacted on 1800 650 227

Reproting Child Abuse


Domestic Violence Victoria

Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) is the peak body for women and children’s family violence services in Victoria. DV Vic’s mission is to lead the Victorian community in building safer lives for women and children experiencing or at risk of violence.

Safe Steps

safe steps offers at no cost to women, their children (family and friends) living with family violence, access to professional support through a comprehensive range of services to enable them to become – and stay – free from violence.

24-hour family violence response

Women and children living with family violence, or someone who knows a person living with family violence, can call the safe steps response line on 1800 015 188 from anywhere in Australia, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our crisis support advocates are on hand to help women explore their options and escape abuse.

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