General Information

The South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre (SWBCLC) provides information and advice to parents and guardians who are having dealings with the Department of Child Safety.

If you are a parent or guardian who would like advice on a child protection matter please contact SWBCLC for an appointment.

Child Protection Information Kits

We produce the Information Kit on Child Protection for Parents, which is a basic guide about rights and obligations for parents who are involved with the Department of Child Safety.

Child Protection Workshops

The SWBCLC offers comprehensive workshops to workers in the community who work with parents/guardians who have had or are likely to have their child/ren removed by The Department of Child Safety. Please contact the Centre for more information or to book a workshop for your organisation.

Duty Lawyer Service – Beenleigh Magistrates Court

Each Thursday morning at Beenleigh Magistrates Court, we provide a free duty lawyer service to parents or guardians who are at risk of having their children removed by the Department of Child Safety. No appointment is required. See the South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre staff member at the Court from 8.30am on Thursdays.