Child FIRST provides a single entry point into family services and other community supports for vulnerable children and their families. Children and families can be offered earlier support, with the aim of preventing reports to Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protection Unit.
The need to protect children from harm and promote their development needs to be a shared community responsibility
The Goulburn Child FIRST operates in the local government areas of Moira and Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Murrindindi and Strathbogie.
The primary function of Child FIRST is to conduct assessments at initial contact with families and services regarding the needs of children and families. Child FIRST can also refer to other services to ensure families receive the support they require.
About Agency: FamilyCare commenced in Shepparton in 1982. We offer a range of services to families and young people in Shepparton, Seymour, Cobram, Kinglake, Wallan, Alexandra, Kilmore and surrounding districts. FamilyCare assists families and individuals to enhance their strengths throughout their lives.
Service Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Client Type: Child (0-8 years), Middle Years (6-12 years), Youth (10-25 years), Parents and Carers
Head Office – 19 Welsford Street, Shepparton Ph: 5823 7000
Seymour – 64 High Street, Seymour Ph: 5735 4600
Wallan – 45 Wellington Street, Wallan Ph: 5734 1000
Cobram – 49 Broadway Street, Cobram Ph: 5875 3100
Kinglake – 19 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake Ph: 5786 1888
Alexandra – 54A Downey Street, Alexandra Ph: 5772 2622