A family re-united

After losing her child due to domestic violence, Frances contacted PWDA for support to prove to the court her home was safe and she was capable of raising a child.
[IMAGE a mother holds a child who is sucking on a multicoloured toy]

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) because they determined the unrelenting domestic violence made the family home unsafe.

When the perpetrator of the violence was removed and the home circumstances changed, 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 that was available to her to access. The PWDA advocate also supported Frances through the 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.

How to get help

Our advocates and support staff are here to help you with any issues you may be experiencing.

For support or more information, call and speak with one of our advocates on 1800 422 015 or visit our Get Help page.

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