Child (and Parent) Information & Counselling
The Intensive Family Support service helps families nurture, protect and keep their children safe. Our goal is to reduce the number of children and young people needing to enter the child protection system by:
- Assessing the safety and risk of harm to children, young people and their families;
- Strengthening family well-being by building on the skills and abilities of parents to care and protect their children.
- Working with the family well before the child protection system is needed.
Friendly case managers work with families directly, including developing practical skills for making a happy home. We are also flexible in our working hours to accommodate family needs, especially working parents.
We work with families to identify their goals and help make plans to achieve these goals. We will also help connect the family to other appropriate services and supports as part of supporting their plan.
Families who choose to work with CST are helped to access other specialist supports like counselling, health services, family violence specialists, alcohol and other drugs services and housing.
Families can choose to come directly to this service to see if they qualify or they can be referred by another agency like a school, a Health service, the QPS (or even a relative, friend or neighbor but in this case at least one parent must agree to be referred).
Referrals can be done online at this location.
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Wheelchair Access Yes
Disabled access This location has disabled access
Referral Required Contact us for details
Accessible By Approved service users
Access Fee No fee
Age Ranges All ages
• There is a child or young person (unborn to 18 years of age) in the family. • The family has multiple and/or complex needs.
Child Protection, Children, Family Counselling, Family Support, Parenting & family support/education, Parenting Skills, Support & Referrals
CST’s mission, as a local charity, is to provide a variety of services to the people of the greater Tablelands region to help them improve their emotional and physical well-being so they can contribute and participate in a strong and cohesive community.Visit Community Services Tablelands. website