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Specialised supports

Placement stability


Supporting placement stability for children and young people in foster care and kinship care through trauma informed therapeutic outreach.

OurSPACE is for children and young people under the age of 15 who live in NSW, and who have experienced two placement breakdowns in the preceding six months.

OurSPACE is a program that combines a number of elements of service to support children, young people, carers and the network of professionals who support them.  

Referrals to the OurSPACE Program can be made by contacting 1300 381 581.

Download one of the OurSPACE brochures for more information.

OurSPACE brochure

OurSpace Indigenous brochure

LINKS Trauma Healing Service

The LINKS Trauma Healing Service (LINKS) delivers trauma-focused, evidence-based support to children in out-of-home care.

The service is made up of two teams, based at Penrith and Charlestown community service centres.

To be eligible for referral, a child must be:

  • 16 and under
  • able to travel to Penrith of Charlestown Community Services Centres for a minimum of weekly appointments

And be experiencing one of the following:

  • two or more placements in the past six months
  • an increased need for respite care over the past 12 months

The LINKS teams partner with children and families to improve their psychological wellbeing, responses to trauma and ultimately children’s social and emotional health. Find out more...

Parent Line

Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children ages 0 to 18 who live in New South Wales.

Parents, grandparents and carers anywhere in the state can call Parent Line on 1300 1300 52 for the cost of a local call. They are available 9am to 9 pm Monday to Friday, and 4pm to 9pm on weekends.

Calls are answered directly by a team of trained, professional counsellors. Our staff are paid professionals with training in parenting programs and qualifications in social work or psychology. Each of our counselling staff have many years of experience in helping families deal with ordinary parenting dilemmas and a range of more difficult problems.

Contact Parent Line

Parenting Research Centre

The Parenting Research Centre drive new and better ways to support families, through resources and programs for parents who require general and specialist support.

Find out more about the resources available on their website.


BackTrack is a community based not-for-profit organisation helping young people who are having a hard time, get back on track. 

The majority of the kids they work with are aged between 12 and 19 years of age. They have multiple and complex life challenges and before BackTrack steps in, are falling through the cracks of society.