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Care and Protection Legal Advice Service
Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC), in partnership with Legal Aid NSW, delivers early intervention services in Care & Protection.
We provide advice and casework assistance to parents who are at risk of having their child or children taken into care by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).
We determine all applications for our services in accordance with our policy and guidelines. Western Sydney residents are eligible to apply for assistance from our Centre. If you are outside our service area we will refer you to the services closest to where you live. There are 22 CLCs which have been funded to provide this service.
If assessed as suitable for assistance we will offer you an appointment within 7 working days.
We can provide advice on:
Parent Responsibility Contracts
Negotiating Parent Responsibility Contracts with FACS
Breaches of Parent Responsibility Contracts
Parent Capacity Orders, prior to parents being referred to Legal Aid for further assistance
Disputes about contact (after final orders have been made)
You can contact any of the WSCLC main offices to discuss your matter- Parramatta: (02) 8833 0911, Rooty Hill: (02) 9675 2009 or Windsor:(02) 4587 8877. Alternatively, you can contact Legal Aid NSW Early Intervention Unit on 1800 551 589.