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Help for Families

Help For Families

ChildSafe Australia knows that children form their sense of self and their environment in their homes. Families are central to a child’s development, awareness of self, and safety. Whilst ChildSafe primarily works with organisations to create safe people, safe programs, and safe places for children, we also recognise and actively support the roles of parents and families.

A child’s learning and socialisation are most influenced by their family since the family is the child’s primary social group. Child development happens physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually during this foundational time.

If our foundations are not solid, we find it more challenging to be successful in our relationships with others, work, health, and ourselves. So, it cannot be stressed enough how important the family is in the development of a child.

Knowing how vital the role of the family is in the development of children is crucial. As parents, you are your child’s first teacher. More than daycare or other caregivers, most of your child’s learning happens at home with their family. Creating an environment where your child can learn the appropriate skills and values, as well as learn how to socialise and be secure, creates a solid foundation upon which your child can grow.

Your child gets their primary sense of security from their family. They rely on you to ensure their basic needs, such as shelter, food, and clothing, are met.

Even more so, there is emotional security at home that your child will not find in any other place. Once your child goes to school, they will learn more public and social skills, but when they are at home is when your child really learns how to be themselves and express themselves fully.

ChildSafe is a Harm Prevention Charity.

We are NOT a Child Protection helpline.

If you need child protection, please call your state child protection helpline or use this link to search.

Past webinar recordings

View past webinar recordings for free on the ChildSafe YouTube page.

Facebook page for parents

ChildSafe Australia established this group to help support parents and build a community where we can all learn and support each other.

Body safety resources

View and download FREE body safety resources for kids. These are used in conjunction with our body safety and consent programs in early learning centres and primary schools.

Reporting abuse

View resources and referral agencies to assist you in reporting abuse and receiving help.
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