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.

FISH supports the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women, an international campaign run by individuals and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. Run annually 25th November to 10th December.


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 support over the phone in a parent-only safe space, call our peer support workers on

1300 942 598

call any time, leave a message, and a peer support worker will call back

Interested in being involved in FISH activities?