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Child safety - Everyone's responsibility

We are all responsible for keeping children safe in our families and communities.

If you are worried about a child or young person it's important to talk to someone about your concerns.

  • Talk to the parent or another member of the family about your concerns.
  • Talk to someone else who knows the family well, for example a friend, neighbour, or teacher.
  • Link the family up with others who can support them.
  • Talk to someone experienced, for a different point of view, or for ideas about how to help.
  • Call a helpline for free, confidential advice and support.

Helpline information

Kids Helpline

Free call: 1800 55 1800

Family Helpline

Telephone: (08) 9223 1100
Free call: 1800 643 000

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

Telephone: (08) 9223 1188
Free call: 1800 007 339

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline

Telephone: (08) 9223 1199
Free call: 1800 000 599

Parenting WA Line

Telephone: (08) 6279 1200
Free call: 1800 654 432

The Department of Communities has more information about what to do if you are concerned about child abuse or neglect.

If you continue to be worried and think nothing is happening for the child, trust your judgement and keep trying until your concerns are taken seriously.