Concerned that your child is not safe with your ex-partner
Parents are responsible for keeping their children safe.
If you are concerned that your child is not safe with your ex-partner or other family member, it is your responsibility to take protective action. This may include:
- stopping your child from seeing your ex-partner or other family members where your child’s safety would be compromised
- asking for a third party to assist with handovers
- asking for handovers to take place away from the home address
- asking for communication to be restricted to arrangements for your child
- limiting communicating to text messages
- using a child contact centre (which provide supervised and supported contact, there are often costs involved)
Child contact centres may be appropriate for your child to spend time with your ex-partner for a short period of time. They are not intended for long-term use. The National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) has information and advice at supported and supervised contact (NACCC).