A family re-united

Close up of a mother kissing the head of a baby which she is cradling in her arms up against her chest.

Frances was a victim of domestic violence, and as a result, her baby was removed from her at birth by NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) as they determined the unrelenting domestic violence made the family home unsafe.

When the perpetrator of the violence was removed and the home circumstances changed, a distressed Frances battled to get her child back.

How PWDA helped

When Frances came to PWDA for help, an advocate identified the range of legal avenues available and then supported her through a protracted process of FACS meetings and Children’s Court proceedings.

Frances was able to prove to the court that her new living circumstances were safe and she was capable of raising a child.

After almost a year of separation, mother and baby were reunited, and there have been no further FACS concerns.

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