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Some Useful Links

ACT Care & Protection Services

If you worried about the safety or well-being of a child or young person, you should contact ACT Care & Protection Services on 1300 556-729.  This is a free call.  You can also visit Care & Protection's website.

Other independent agencies that can help children and young people resolve problems in the ACT

  • ACT Ombudsman - The ACT Ombudsman assists to resolve complaints and concerns about government agencies.
  • Legal Aid ACT - Legal Aid ACT provides free legal advice and representation to those people who are unable to afford their own lawyer.  They aso provides a free Legal Aid Helpline, 9.00am-4.00pm, Monday to Friday, on 1300 654-314.  
  • Public Advocate of the ACT - The Public Advocate represents the best interests of children and young people involved in the care & protection system, the youth justice system and the mental health system.  

Other Children's Commissioners & Guardians around Australia

There is a Children's Commissioner, or Children's Guardian, in all other Australian States and Territories.  Click on the following links to find out more.

Or, click here for a summary table about all of the Australian Children's Commissioners & Guardians.

Some information and resouces about the participation of children and young people

Some information about child safe/child friendly organisations

Other agencies and services in the ACT 


Last updated 17 Oct 2012