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.


New grant from Ian and Shirley Norman Foundation keeps FISH peer support going

We are looking for new peer support workers

We want feedback and ideas from parents & family about peer support

New DV resources from the Newcastle Domestic Violence Committee NSW


If your children were removed from your care, or they may be at risk of being removed, you can talk to one of our peer workers. They are other parents with experience of the system. Free call:

1300 942 598

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

Interested in being involved in FISH activities?