The Rachel and her Children Project will pilot a model of collaboration between legal services (focused on the rights, best interests and instructions of the primary carer) and child support services (focused on the rights, best interests and wellbeing of the child).
A lawyer from Fitzroy Legal Service will assist primary carers with their family violence legal needs while a Child Support Worker from Save the Children will work with primary carers and their children to address the children’s needs.
To be eligible client’s must:
- Be a primary carer who is a victim survivor of family violence;
- Have a child or children;
- Reside in the City or Yarra or be experiencing homelessness; and
- Have family violence legal and non-legal needs.
To refer: Sliyanage@fitzroy-legal.org.au or call: 9419 3744
(Source: Fitzroy Legal Service, 14/8/19)