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If life is in danger, phone 000 (triple zero)
Police attendance: Phone 131 444
Domestic Violence Helpline: Phone 1800 800 098
Poisons Information Line: Phone 13 11 26
Lifeline crisis support: Phone 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service for people at risk of suicide, and their carers: Phone 1300 659 467

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Parent helpline (24 hours)
Advice for parents and carers on baby and child health and parenting, including feeding, settling babies and toilet training.
Phone 1300 364 100

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) 
Appointments available from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Phone 1300 733 606
Child health nurses provide advice and support on baby and child health, development and parenting.
Child and Youth Health Information about a wide range of parenting topics, and pregnancy.
You can also find the My Health and Development Record (the Blue Book) (PDF 2.5 MB)

Child Abuse Report Line (24 hours)
If you are worried a child is being abused or neglected.
Phone 13 14 78

Kids helpline
Information on a broad range of topics for children and young people up to 25 years, including about becoming a parent.
Phone 1800 55 1800

1800 RESPECT (24 hours)
Provides help and support when there is violence in your family.
Phone 1800 737 732 or chat online

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Positive approaches for guiding behaviour

Find information, videos, books, blogs and online courses supporting positive approaches to guiding behaviour. Fees may apply to some resources.

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Support for families

Relationships Australia SA
Support for parents and caregivers in nurturing children’s development and wellbeing
Phone 1300 364 277

Uniting Communities (Adelaide)
Phone 1800 615 677

Uniting Care Wesley Bowden
Phone 8245 7100

Uniting SA
Phone 8440 2200

Uniting Care Wesley Country SA (Port Pirie)
Phone 8633 8600

Phone 8215 6700

Anglicare SA
Phone 8305 9200

Mission Australia
Phone 8218 2800

Raising Children Network
Information on raising babies, children and teens (in a number of languages)

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Child safety

Kidsafe SA
Children’s safety, including safe car seats.
Phone 8161 6318

SIDS and Kids
Safe sleeping for babies.
Phone 8332 1066

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Education and learning

Activity ideas that promote children’s learning

Department for Education
Phone 8226 1000 or freecall 1800 088 158

Catholic Education Office
Phone 8301 6600

Association of Independent Schools
Phone 8179 1400

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS)
Phone 1300 733 606, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday for an appointment.

Parent Helpline
Phone 1300 364 100 For advice on child health and parenting

Raising Children Network
For parenting information including preparing for starting school

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Mental health and wellbeing

South Australian government information about mental health and education for children.

Be You - provides educators with knowledge, resources and strategies for helping children and young people achieve their best possible mental health.

Cybersafety and cybercrime

South Australian government information about bullying and harassment information, advice and helplines.

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Children with disability

Special Education Resource unit
Phone 8235 2871

Protecting children and young people with disability and preventing sexual abuse - Dept for Education

South Australian government disability resources -

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Young parents

Metropolitan Youth Health (MY Health) young parent programs 
Providing individual and group support before, during and after pregnancy and while you’re parenting. MY Health also has nurses, midwives, doctors and counsellors.

Talking Realities
A program for young parents at Angle Vale
Phone 8243 5637

Family support program, Anglicare SA
Phone 8131 3400

Centacare - young family support program
Parenting support and accommodation at a number of locations, including on-site learning programs where residents can complete their high school education.
Phone 8359 1022

Young Pregnant and Parenting Network
Supporting pregnant and parenting young people to make the right choices for themselves and their children.

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Young people, body image and food

Eat for Health, Australian Government
The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and other information about eating well.

Girls Make Your Move, Australian Government
Promoting sport and physical activity for girls.

Healthy Eating for Kids and Teens, South Australian Government
Tips for helping children and teens to eat well and be active.

Statewide Eating Disorder Service (SEDS)
9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
For people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other specified feeding or eating disorders.
Phone 8198 0800

The Butterfly Foundation
Supporting people with eating disorders and body image issues.
Phone 1800 33 4673

National Eating Disorders Collaboration
Eating disorders information for young people, parents and professionals.
Phone (02) 9412 4499

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Parenting SA

Phone 8303 1660
Fax: 08 8303 1653

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