Child protection

When couples separate the risk of harm to children can sometimes increase, so children's safety is very important.

Harm can include physical harm, psychological harm or neglect.

You can seek legal help about child protection from the free Legal Help Line in your state or territory.

Information and Support for Children

Children may also look for information about what will happen to them when their parents separate.

Children need to be provided with age-appropriate information and support.

There are also services available to help children and young people who need support after their parents