"I got a phone call from my Mum saying my son’s been removed from her care. I ran into the school to my children and I got to speak to them in the office for a little while”. 

"I had to walk away before the police and DOCS turned up.

"The kids were crying and saying they’d be good. I didn’t know what to do. As soon as they were taken, I walked round the corner from the school and just collapsed in the road. My sister and a neighbour had to come get me and I was just screaming. I didn’t know what was happening and didn’t understand why. I thought I was doing everything right." 

You are not alone

Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter has created this space to link you with the information you may find helpful.

No matter how long your child is in care there are services in NSW and in the Hunter Valley and Central Coast that can provide information and services that will help you with:


Going to court

Working with FACS

Getting help for yourself

Being there for your kids


Need support?

If you are experiencing challenges with mental health, drugs and alcohol, domestic violence, homelessness or money, and would like some support, visit our Get Help section.

Culturally-specific services

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you can find culturally-specific services in our local Indigenous support services section.