FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
LINKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The Charter of Right for Children aged 12 and under.
The Charter of Right for Young People aged 13 to 18.
The NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS) promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and works to build stronger families and communities
To report suspected abuse or neglect of children or young people, you can call DoCS Helpline on 132 111 at the cost of local call. All reports are treated in confidence and you can remain anonymous if you wish.
Kids Help Line is Australia’s only free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25, and Helpline Number is 1800 55 1800. It is a free call, except from a mobile phone.
Lifeline’s 13 11 14 service is staffed by trained volunteer telephone counsellors who are ready to take calls 24-hour a day, any day of the week from anywhere in Australia.
The NSW Commission for Children & Young People is an independent organization that works with others to make NSW a better place for children and young people.
The following principles guide everything the Commission does:
The safety, welfare and wellbeing of children is paramount.
The views of children and young people are taken seriously.
The relationships between children, their families and their communities are important for their safety, welfare and wellbeing.
Vulnerable children and young people will be given priority.
CREATE offers a wide range of programs and activities aimed at connecting and empowering children and young people in out-of-home care all across Australia – making positive change within the out-of-home care sector.
Reach Out! is a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times. The aim of the service is to improve young people’s mental health and well being by providing support information and referrals in a format that appeal to young people.
Druginfo is the official NSW Government website on drug issues. It outlines Government policies on drugs including factsheets on illicit drugs, information on legal issues, plus information on the role of parents, families, and the broader community in reducing drug abuse.
Kidscom.com is an online computer games displayed on ACWA’s website.
Lawstuff provides legal resources for people under 18 years of age, topics ranging from bullying, discrimination, violence to social security, assault and etc.
The Youth NSW Website provides people aged 12-25 with links to New South Wales Government, community services and information. It also contains a range of information for young people about getting involved in their community through programs and events.
The Career Advice Australia website helps for young people, aged 13 to 19, to connect to their future.
Plan your post-school education and training. Learn about future work opportunities. Find out where to get help and information