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CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICE

National Telephone Support Line – 1800 688 009

Our friendly telephone support workers offer information, referral and ongoing support to those affected by child abuse, concerned about the welfare of a child, or needing family or parenting support. Free-call 1800 688 009 from anywhere in Australia. The telephone service operates from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and is closed on public holidays.

Community Education

Visit our Resources section to download and print: posters, fact sheets, brochures, carry cards, and other useful materials. These free, high-quality resources have been developed to help children, their parents, their schools and entire communities to tackle child abuse and keep kids safe!! Selected resources are also available in: Mandarin, Korean, Arabic, Italian and Greek.

Breakfast Club

CAPS currently runs a breakfast club at Homebush West Public School in Sydney - giving students a healthy start to the day and a great social experience! If you are interested in starting a breakfast club program at your school, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Community Development

CAPS delivers a broad range of community development activities that strengthen and support children and young people, families and entire communities. Some of our current or recent community develop initiatives include; the Festival of Families held annually in Burwood (Sydney), targeted community legal and child protection workshops for culturally and linguistically diverse families, the inner-west Schools Expo, preschool and primary school prevention programs, and the development of a YouTube channel with local youth.

CARER AND PARENT SUPPORT

Support Groups

CAPS runs a range of free groups (such as Keeping Children Safe and Wrapped in Angels) that help families and children get the ongoing support they need. Details of support group sessions can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Family Support

CAPS family support program provides each family with a package of support services, tailored to their specific strengths and needs. Families have access to one-time or ongoing, client focussed case management, support and referrals. To make an appointment with one of our our case workers please contact 02 9716 7032.

Free Parent and Carer Education Sessions

Meet local parents, learn new ways to handle common parenting issues and have your most challenging parenting questions answered by experts! Our free parent education sessions cover a wide variety of topics and are open to all parents and carers. Sessions are held at 21 Holden Street Ashfield (Sydney) on the second Wednesday evening of the month. All sessions begin at 7pm and refreshments are provided. Please call 02 9716 8000 to confirm your attendance as bookings are essential. Please note that child care is not available on the premises.

Inner West Parent Library and Resource Centre

Browse or borrow a wide range of high-quality parenting books, DVD’s, brochures, and materials. Our Parent Library and Resource Centre is located at 21 Holden Street Ashfield (Sydney) and is open to the public from 10am – 5pm Weekdays (closed on Public Holidays). Please note that child care is not available on the premises.

Supported Playgroup

The CAPS @ Campsie supported playgroup is a free, weekly activity for parents and their children (aged 0 -5 years old). The playgroup combines traditional play, music and signing, crafts, and dancing, with parent education sessions. Run during school tern term time only this playgroup is held on Tuesdays from 10.30am - 12.30pm at Rotary Community Centre, 34 North Parade Campsie.

Evidence-based Parent Training

CAPS delivers a suite of parent training programs that have been independently evaluated and are demonstrated to produce real and measurable positive outcomes for families, including the highly acclaimed Positive Parenting Program (Triple P, Triple P Teen and Triple P Pathways), Tuning Into Kids, Tuning In To Teens, and 123 Magic.