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Child Protection Counselling Service (CPCS)

To refer and make appointments with Child Protection Counselling Services, contact MLHD CPCS Intake at

We provide specialist counselling services to children and young people and their families, where Department of Communities and Justice has confirmed that the child or young person has been harmed:

  • Physically
  • Sexually
  • Psychologically
  • Via neglect

We are a specialist trauma focused counselling service for children, young people, families and carer’s within the NSW child protection system.

Referrals can be made by:

  • Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ)
  • Joint Investigation Child Protection Response Program (JCPRP)
  • Non-government organisations working in the field of family preservation, restoration and out-of-home care services
  • NSW Health Services, where clients meet eligibility criteria.

How will our Child Protection Counselling Service help you?

We assist parents and caregivers to make positive changes so that they are better able to look after the safety and wellbeing of their children.

We provide counselling to children and young people to address the impact of abuse and trauma on their lives.  We can offer individual counselling, family and group work to parents, carers and/or children.

Specific Services available

Our work usually involves a medium to long-term intervention (between three months and 18 months). Interventions are child-focused and family-centered, and aim to address the impacts of abuse and neglect and exposure to domestic violence on children and young people. The aim is to work toward maintaining the child or young person living with their family where this is possible.

We will tailor the service to meet the needs of each family, and the needs of the child. Children may access counselling interventions through or a combination of:

  • Play
  • Storytelling
  • Puppets
  • Painting
  • Art
  • Music

Service Locations

Last updated: 31 May 2023