If you or your children are in immediate danger, please call ‘000’.
If you or your children are not in immediate danger, you can access our list of emergency numbers to find support services that may be able to assist.
If you are worried about the safety of your children when spending time with their other parent or carer, or another family member, you should seek legal advice.
If you reasonably believe your child may have suffered harm it is important to be aware of your mandatory reporting requirements.
Our lawyers provide free legal advice on how to navigate arrangements for children, regardless of whether the matter is before the court.
Call the WLSQ Helpline on 1800 957 957, 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, to speak with our specially trained team of female intake officers who can provide information and referrals to women and, if appropriate, arrange a legal advice appointment with a lawyer.
If you cannot get to a phone, but you can leave the house, we hold a drop-in legal advice clinic each Monday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at our Annerley office in Brisbane.
If the Department of Child Safety are involved with your children and you have been given a court date already you may be able to access legal assistance from the free duty lawyer service on the day. You should call the courthouse you are appearing in to enquire about duty lawyer options.