NIFVS is not a crisis response service – if in immediate danger phone 000 or Get Help
Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Child Protection

Available: 24/7
Northern and western LGAs: 1300 664 977 After hours: 131 278
Region: Statewide
Department of Health and Human Services Child Protection:
  • Receives reports from people who believe a child needs protection from abuse or neglect.
  • Provides advice to people who report cases of abuse or neglect.
  • Investigates when a child is believed to have been abused or is at risk of abuse or neglect.
  • Refers children and families to services in the community for ongoing support and harm prevention.
  • Takes matters to the Children's Court if the child's safety within the family cannot be guaranteed.
  • Supervises children on legal orders granted by the Children’s Court.
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