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Child protection service


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​​​​​​​​About the Northern Sydney child protection service

The Northern Sydney Child Protection Service (NSCPS) provides a variety of services in matters related to child protection and domestic violence including:

  • Specialist counselling and casework services to children, young people and their families when a child or young person has been harmed physically, sexually, psychologically or through neglect.
  • Community education and awareness raising activities in relation to child protection issues.
  • Information and advice for accessing support in relation to domestic and family violence.​


Who can call Northern Sydney child protection service?

Anyone looking after children in the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) can call NSCPS. This includes parents and carers, health professionals, service providers and child development experts.To find out more information on how to access the right service for you and your family, please contact our friendly team of professionals on Phone: 9462 9266


Are you looking for support services for a family?

Contact us

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm.

Address: Royal North Shore Hospital Community Health Building, 2C Herbert Street, St. Leonards 2065.

Phone: (02) 8797 7174


 Are you concerned about a child or a young person?

Are you concerned that a child or young person may have been harmed physically, sexually, psychologically or through neglect?


Information about how to respond if a child or young person discloses sexual abuse to you


Are you concerned that you or someone close to you may be experiencing domestic and family violence

 Domestic violence counselling service

The NSLHD domestic violence counselling service is a free and confidential trauma-informed clinical service for women and children impacted by domestic violence, to provide acute and ongoing counselling responses, comprehensive and ongoing risk assessment, and adaptive safety planning. The counsellors work with individuals, families, groups and communities to provide evidence based complex trauma counselling and access to information to assist healing and growth. They ensure supported referrals to appropriate legal, non-government and other government services.

Our clients are: Women and children who are experiencing or have experienced intimate partner violence and who are currently accessing NSLHD Services, or who are listed on a Safety Action Meeting agenda. Women with and without children are eligible for referral.

We accept referrals from:

  • NSLHD services (clinician-referred, with referrals from Aboriginal Health Workers also accepted)
  • Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (for Safety Action Meeting listed clients only)
  • Self-referral only if the client has been previously engaged with the NSLHD Domestic Violence Team

Who to refer:
Women (including young women aged 15-18) who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence and who are currently accessing NSLHD Services and/or have referred to a Safety Action Meeting.

 Your body, your choice fact sheets

This resource has been developed by the City of Sydney, Redfern Legal Centre and Study NSW in consultation with Rape Crisis NSW, NSW Health Sexual Assault Service and NSW Police. The factsheet is designed to be given in a supportive environment when people are seeking information and help for themselves or a friend who may have experienced sexual assault.

It has been translated into 11 different languages and these are available below: