The Advocate is required to focus on systemic issues and does not have the function under the Act of dealing directly with the complaints or concerns of particular children or young people. However, our office can provide children, young people and their families, friends and advocates with information about and referral to government and non-government programs and services.
It is important for us to hear your enquiries as this assists us with determining if there may be systemic issues that should be examined given our legislation and as part of our advocacy work.
Please note that the below inbox will not be monitored over the break as the Office will be closed from 23 December, 2019 until January 6, 2020. Someone will respond to your enquiry within 4 weeks when the office re-opens. You can call the office on 02 9248 0970 from January 6, 2020.
If you or an individual is in immediate danger and requires urgent assistance, please contact the NSW Police Force or other emergency services by ringing 000.
Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People:
Phone: 02 9248 0970
ABN: 80 597 369 676
P: 02 9248 0979 or 0439 346 249
You may like to contact the below services with your enquiry:
Department of Communities and Justice
Looking for a Working with Children Check?
If you, or someone you care about, is in crisis call emergency services 000.
NSW Domestic Violence Line
1800 65 64 63