Placement Prevention Counselling

Service Purpose

Counselling for children and young people who are experiencing trauma and the breakdown of family relationships.

This service includes:

  • Rebuilding relationships between parents/carers and child
  • Behavioural management strategies
  • Helping children and families manage grief, loss and trauma.

Who it's for

Children who are at risk of harm or out of home care placement and engaged with Child Protection Services.


No charge. This program is government funded.


Your case manager from the Department of Health and Human Services will complete the referral for families to access this service.

Need an interpreter?

If you require an interpreter, we can arrange for one to be provided.

Compliments & Complaints

We like receiving feedback about our services because it helps us improve what we do.

Whether you would like to pay us a compliment or make a complaint we encourage you to tell us what's on your mind.

Feedback to Windermere


I understand that every child is individual with different strengths and different ways of learning, By recognising and understanding each child and what it is that they love and how best they learn, I can provide them with the best experiences that help them to reach their full potential in all developmental areas. I love doing it.

Sandra, Windermere Early Childhood Educator - Melbourne

My (Windermere) counsellor has been one of the most important supports I have had throughout this whole process. She is amazing. I now see things from a completely different perspective.

I am on the lookout now too - next time I am in a relationship, I will be able to recognise the signs of domestic violence and I won’t let myself get stuck in that sort of position again.”

Witness, Royal Commission into Family Violence - Melbourne