Useful Resources

ADDRESSING FINANCIAL ABUSE. A Domestic and Family Violence Community Resource Guide NSW

Referral Cards available for Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Services and Free Legal Advice in the Region- Early Intervention Referral Project (CLSD)
A referral card h
as been developed to assist services in making client referrals to free legal and/or specialist domestic and family violence services. Please contact for a supply

Best for Kids- Legal Aid NSW
This site provides legal information for young people and their families, including videos on:

Road Map for Separating Families – NRCLC
A map of the family law system in the Northern Rivers- explains to separating families how to navigate the family law system in the Northern Rivers region.

Best for Kids- Legal Aid NSW
This site provides legal information for young people and their families, including videos on:

Looking After Family Video – NRCLC
This DVD explains how families can proactively use the family law system to achieve better, safer outcomes for themselves and their children so that FACS need not become involved down the track.

LawAccess NSW
LawAccess NSW is a government online and telephone service that provides free legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW.

Call LawAccess on 1300 888 529 9 to 5 Monday – Friday.

Use the LawAccess – LawAssist website if you have legal problems and have to represent yourself in court. The site includes information about debt, car accidents, AVOs, fines, fences, employment rights and recovery of goods.

Family Law Court
Information on family law, forms and publications.

Family Violence Best Practice Principles- Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court

A checklist of matters that judges, court staff, legal professionals and litigants may wish to have regard to at each stage of the case management process in disputes involving children.

Women NSW-Domestic and Family Violence
This site provides information and resources on domestic and family violence and the ‘It Stops Here Safer Pathways’ reforms.

Domestic Violence Information Sharing Protocol
Explains information sharing under Part 13A of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007. It sets out the procedures for service providers to share information, including consent and referral practices, and outlines their information management obligations.

Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool Guide
Assists service providers to apply the threat assessment tool and to use their professional judgement to identify the level of threat to victims of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence and Child Protection Intersection Guidelines
Clarifies the link between the domestic violence and the child protection systems in terms of information sharing.

National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions

The National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions were agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2015 and are to apply to:

  • targeted perpetrator interventions (including the programmes and services that interact with perpetrators;
  • the agencies that guide the interventions and the structures that support them); and
  • services engaging with perpetrators and services supporting women and their children’s safety while the perpetrator engages with the accountability system.

Child Family Community Australia

Child abuse and neglect statistics:

Who abuses children?

Ask LOIS is a secure website providing a free legal online information service (LOIS) for community workers in NSW, who are rural and regionally based, and are responding to women with legal needs. Ask LOIS is a project created and run by Women’s Legal Services NSW.

Ask LOIS provides community workers with free online training and advice on legal issues such as domestic violence, AVOs, family law, child protection, victims support and much more. It offers fornightly webinars, a comprehensive resource library, case studies, video-conference appointments, forums and a NSW DV service directory.