For Parents

If you are a parent visiting this site and would like information and/or support on the key areas supported through C4C Bendigo, the following websites, contacts and resources may be useful.


Addressing Family Violence

If you are experiencing family violence and are in a danger, please call 000.

Women in Family Violence:

To Protect Children from Abuse:

  • Child Protection (9-5)   –   1800 675 598
  • Child Protection Crisis Line (24 hour)   –   131278

For Children who need Someone to talk to:

For Men who Use Violence against their Family:

For Legal Support:


Support for Aboriginal families (and/or for parents wanting information about local Aboriginal culture and resources)

Local Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs)

Traditional Owners

Other Useful Resource Sites

Toys/Books

NAIDOC Week, Reconciliation Week, Sorry Day

The Stolen Generation


Support for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) families and/or for parents wanting information about local CALD culture and resources


Children’s Language and Literacy

The Bendigo Reads website is a Communities for Children initiative. It lists all local early literacy programs (for children aged 0-5) and includes links to many great resources for families. It is very user friendly for parents, community and support workers.

http://bendigoreads.com.au/


Parenting Confidence

Catholicare Sandhurst offers a range of parenting programs and counseling for parents. They are very welcoming to people from all backgrounds.


Education and Employment Pathways

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