Parenting SA

Parent Information and support

Emergencies

Police, Fire, Ambulance: Phone 000
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

Helplines

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

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) 
Appointments available from 9.00 am to 4.30pm, 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

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.

Services 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

Centacare
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)

Child safety

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

SIDS and Kids
Safe sleeping for babies.
Phone 8332 1066


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


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

Special Education Resource unit
Phone 8235 2871

Protecting children and young people with disability and preventing sexual abuse

South Australian government disability resources

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 parent learning centas
Supporting young women with children to finish their education
Phone 8215 6700

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.

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 4.30pm, 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

Contact

Parenting SA

Phone 8303 1660
Email: health.parentingsa@sa.gov.au
Fax: 08 8303 1653

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Last Updated:
21 Aug 2019
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