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


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.

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