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Children's Domestic Violence Service

Waratah Children's Domestic Violence Service (CDV) is designed to offer services to help children, young people and their families heal from the harmful psychological, emotional and social effects of domestic violence and abuse.

All clinicians are professionals with psychology, social work or counselling tertiary qualifications and have received specialised training in providing services to children, young people and adults who have been affected by violence and abuse.

The service provides free, specialised counselling, support and therapeutic intervention services for:

  • Children, young people and their families, who have witnessed or experienced family and domestic violence;
  • Children, young people and their families who are in circumstances where violence has occurred, or is likely to occur, in an intimate familial relationship.

Families can access the service by either self-referring, or having another agency refer, or being referred by Department for Child Protection and Family Support.

Children's Domestic Violence Service Fact Sheet

Need help?

For out of hours help, advice and counselling please call:

1800 737 732