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Home alone, time online, heading out
Children don’t spend every waking moment in the company of their parents. Children can leave their parents’ care from a very early age, sometimes very soon after birth, and enter childcare, later go to school and often attend sport and excursions without parents. Even if you don’t use childcare and home educate your child, at some point your child is bound to go to sport, theatre, Scouts or other community activity where they interact with other carers, adults and their peers, without a parent nearby. As kids grow, so too will their independence and increased responsibilities.
How will you know your child is safe? Information on specific types of child care, schools and organised groups can be found in the Nurtured section, however, this section contains some safety issues when your child is online, in the company of other carers and peers, or required to be on their own.
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National contacts and resources
000 Triple Zero emergency
Ambulance, Fire, Police
State Emergency Services
Translating and Interpreting Service
If you need support for yourself or someone right now, please contact one of the numbers below. Organisations and services will be added as our site grows. More support can be found across the other Safe pages.
Kids Help Line
Acknowledgement of Country
In the spirit of reconciliation Children's Guide acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.