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


(After the Healthy Women Healthy Relationships course) I am on the lookout now - 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.

Program Participant - Melbourne

The amazing opportunity I got coming into the Windermere house and the 100% that I put into the program, has given me and my son a roof over our head and a second chance at a normal life.

Resident, Mums & Bubs Program - Melbourne