Real parents.

Real experiences.

Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter (FISH) created this website to link you with information that may be helpful if your child was removed by child protection authorities and placed in out of home care, or if you are worried your child may be removed. We are parents and workers who have experience of child protection and out-of-home care systems.

This website contains information that is relevant for families living in New South Wales, Australia, especially those who live in the Hunter Valley and Central Coast.

Become a FISH member and we can send you updates on events and other activities.


If your children were removed from your care, or they may be at risk of being removed, you can talk to another parent with similar experiences.

For confidential parent peer support over the phone, call Rachel, Felicity, or Ange on

1300 942 598

Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm AEST

You may have to leave a message for them to call you back. Call any other time and leave a message.

Interested in being involved in FISH activities?