Helplines and family supports
If life is in danger, phone 000 (triple zero)
Adults Supporting Kids (ASK)
A website with links to help and support parents and caregivers. Search for services in your area or ask questions via Chat (9.00 am to 5.00 pm weekdays).
Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS)
CaFHS is a free service for babies and children up to 5 years. Nurses can help with children's health, eating, sleeping and development. Some CaFHS sites have Aboriginal workers you can speak to.
For an appointment, phone 1300 733 606
Hours: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Child Abuse Report Line
Phone this services if you think a child may be at risk of violence, abuse or neglect, including Female Genital Cutting, or early or forced marriage.
Phone 13 14 78 (24-hour service)
Child abuse reporting - when to report and what happens next
The DHS Parenting and Family Support team helps South Australian parents and caregivers understand child and adolescent development.
They host relaxed and informal parenting workshops face-to-face or by webinar. You can get simple, practical strategies based on the latest parenting research. The workshops include videos, activities, and time for parents and caregivers to talk in small groups.
Family support services
Family Relationships Online
Information for all families – whether together or separated – about family relationship issues. Find out about a range of services to assist families manage relationship issues, including helping families agree on arrangements for children after parents separate.
For information about family law and dispute resolution. Online chat available.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents
- Baby Development milestones
- Multicultural families
- Pregnancy and birth
- Parenting as a teenager
- Rainbow and same-sex families
- Young parents (video - 7 mins)