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Child First

Child FIRST North East (Family Information Referral Support Team) provides a central referral point into Family Service programs.  This service supports families who reside in the municipalities of Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra and have children aged between 0-17 years, including prebirth support. 

Child FIRST is a gateway to services provided by a strong alliance of agencies in the north-east suburbs of Melbourne


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Child FIRST provides information and advice to families or professionals where there are concerns about a child’s wellbeing.  The aim is to ensure that vulnerable children, young people and their families are linked with community services and supports.

Child FIRST North East is a partnership between the nine family service agencies in north east Melbourne and the Victorian Government’s Department of Health & Human Services who work together to provide targeted and individualised support.  

Referrals can come directly from families or other professionals and may include concerns around parenting, family conflict, physical or mental health issues, substance misuse and social isolation.  Child FIRST North East is managed by the Children’s Protection Society on behalf of the members of the Alliance.

For more information or to make a referral contact Child FIRST on:

Tel: 03 9450 0955
Fax: 03 9457 6057
Email: childfirst@cps.org.au
When: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm