Wesley Brighter Futures
We’re working alongside families where there is an identified risk impacting a child’s safety, welfare or wellbeing.
This program is designed to support families to stay together—to prevent the escalation of concerns for children transitioning into the statutory child protection domain.
This is a voluntary program designed for families encountering problems that impact their ability to care for their children. Through a tailor-made, 18 month support program, families are provided with the necessary services and assistance to work through their issues and help prevent the challenges families experience from escalating.
Offered across Western Sydney, spanning from Auburn, Parramatta, Blacktown and Baulkham Hills right through to Penrith, Hawkesbury and up to Katoomba - there can be more than 400 families being supported through the program at any one time.
Who can use our program?
Families who take up our program come from a range of different backgrounds, and can be dealing with any number of issues, including:
- mental health issues
- parents with learning and/or intellectual disabilities
- alcohol or other drug misuse
- domestic violence
- parenting difficulties.
Get involved with Wesley Brighter Futures
Where do I get started?
There are a few ways you can become involved. You can contact us yourself or give permission to a community agency to refer you to our program. Alternatively, a Wesley Brighter Futures worker may contact you because it’s been suggested to us that our program may be of assistance.
Can I refer a family to this program?
Community and self-referrals can be made directly to the local Wesley Brighter Futures office.
If you have a child who is at Risk of Significant Harm (ROSH) you can recommend our program when you make a child protection report, to the Community Services Helpline on 132 111.