Supporting Australian families

Save the Children runs programs in Australia for parents and caregivers that help them protect their children.

In Australia, child abuse rates nationwide have more than doubled over the past 10 years, with Aboriginal children significantly over-represented.

Our Parenting Support programs

Save the Children's community-based programs work with parents and caregivers of children at risk of abuse or neglect. Through the delivery of parenting courses, workshops and personalised support, Save the Children works to intervene early to prevent abuse and neglect of children in isolated and marginalised communities. 

Protecting children from violence

Family violence has a profoundly negative effect on the physical and psychological well-being of a child. That's why we've been running refuges for women and their children affected by domestic and family violence in Queensland, for more than 30 years. In the last year alone, we accommodated and helped rebuild the lives of 70 women and 121 children.

Building strong families

We know father figures and strong family units are important to a child's development. Our Deadly Blokes and Kids program in Townsville, Queensland uses music, storytelling, art and performance to build strong relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers, caregivers and their children. We also help children connect with their cultural identity and gain a sense of belonging in community and family.

Good Beginnings programs

In 2015, Save the Children Australia merged with Good Beginnings Australia. Learn more about Good Beginnings' practical parenting programs.