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Family Support

The Family Services Coordinator:

The Family Services Coordinator can be a contact point for any issue or concern that you have for your family, that you don’t know where to go to for help.

You can contact the Family Services Coordinator by asking any staff member, or by phoning Kirton Point Children’s Centre on 8682 5969.

Circle of Security Parenting Program

Circle of Security is an 8 Chapter parenting program run over 7 weeks that supports parents to understand their children’s needs. 

Children don’t come with an instruction manual, but if we can learn to read them, they are telling us exactly what they need.

Circle of Security Parenting is a program that supports us to recognise what might get in the way of meeting our children’s needs.

If we can reflect on what we are doing, and not yet doing, we can create more security for our children.

Circle of Security Parenting can help us to know how to support our children learn to regulate their feelings, and how to ask for help with their emotions when they need it. 

Circle of Security Parenting  can teach us how to support our children in a way that strengthens our relationship with them, and support them to come to us when they are struggling emotionally.

At Kirton Point Children’s Centre we run the program over 7 X 2hour sessions.  A free crèche is available (places are limited, so bookings are essential).

You can register for this program by contacting Kirton Point Children’s Centre.

There is no cost for this program or crèche.


Support for parents and carers

Parenting is a rewarding yet challenging role. At times every parent needs help. The following is a list of other services that might help you or someone you know.

Child Abuse Report Line (CARL)

The Child Abuse Report Line is a 24 hour / 7 day a week report line.                     Phone: 131478

Child and Family Health Centres (CaFHS)

To make an appointment at your local Child and Family Health Service
phone 1300 733 606 between 9.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Disability Services

Disability Information Services  provide a range of specialist community and accommodation services to people with disability, and their families and carers.  Phone:  1300 786 117

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community.                             Phone:  1800 800 110

The Tobruk Centre for Children's Development, Port Lincoln, is a Centre for development of children through Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Developmental Education and Physiotherapy.                                           Phone: (08) 8683 4488

Novita provides child development, rehabilitation and disability services to young clients, as well as support for their families and carers.                                      Phone: 1300 668 482

Disability SA provides community support and specialist services to children and adults with disability, their families and carers.                                                 Phone:  8688 3564

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

1800Respect is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service for people living in Australia.                                                Phone: 1800 737 732

Yarredi provides support for women and children affected by or at risk from domestic violence in Port Lincoln.                                                                   Phone: (08) 8683 0311

Drug and Alcohol Services

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) offers a 24 hour confidential telephone counselling service.                                                                       Phone: 1300 131 340

The Family Drug Support Service is a 24 hour support and information service for families and friends of drug and/or alcohol users across Australia.                        Phone: 1300 368 186

Quitline provides help to quit smoking.                                                           Phone: 137 848

Family Support Services

Housing SA provides housing and accommodation options including emergency and crisis accommodation, accessible and community housing, and public housing and rental assistance

Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFFS) provides residential care, family based foster care, gambling help service, Stronger Families, community safety and wellbeing, cultural consultancy, URBAN youth service, youth accommodation services and youth support.                                                                         Phone:  (08) 8683 1909

West Coast Youth and Community Support (WCYCS) is a vibrant, responsive client focussed service that empowers young people, individuals and families on the Eyre Peninsula to implement changes enabling access to housing, training and healthy community participation, leading to better outcomes for young people in our community.                                                                                                Phone:  (08) 8683 0072

UnitingCare Wesley Country SA (UCWCSA) provides a wide range of services including shelter for the homeless, financial support, counselling, training and a range of programs to bring families together.                                                   Phone:  (08) 8682 7900

Centacare Catholic Family Services  (CCFS) provides aboriginal programs, domestic violence and family services, employee assist programs, family relationship services, financial support, Personal Helpers and Mentors Service (PHaMS), school counselling, StandBy Response Service and Stronger Families Safer Children.                                                                                                          Phone:  (08) 8683 0733

Baptist Care SA works on the strengths and gifts of each person as we concentrate on meeting immediate needs, building independence and wellbeing, reconnection people with their community and fostering good relationships.                                                                                     Phone:  (08) 8683 4464

Financial Counselling

UnitingCare Wesley Country SA financial counselling service helps people to effectively manage their own financial affairs.

Centacare Catholic Family Services (CCFS) Financial Counselling is a free and confidential service offering support, assistance and education in situations where financial issues may be causing concern.

Health Services

Health Direct is a 24 hour call centre for non urgent health advice.                      Phone: 1800 022 222

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network provides practical health and development information for parents, carers and young people

Lifeline is a 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention service.                        Phone: 13 11 14 

Port Lincoln Health Service - hospital and country health services                        Phone: (08) 8683 2200

The Aboriginal Health Service provides advice for Aboriginal people of all ages about health services and programs including links to community groups and health care centres.

Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service Inc provides primary health care to clients in Port Lincoln and surrounding areas.


Lifeline is a 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention service.                        Phone: 13 11 14

Medicines and Drug Information Centre

The Medicines and Drug Information Centre provides information on using medicines in pregnancy, while breastfeeding or for children.                                
Phone: (08) 8161 7222

Poisons Information Centre                                                                       Phone:  13 11 26

Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services confidential therapy services for children, young people and their families who are having difficulties in emotional, behavioural and/or social areas of their lives.                                                   Phone:  1800 819 089

Rural and Remote Mental Health Services - SA Health has a comprehensive range of public mental health services for children and adolescents, adults and older people in SA.                                                                                             Phone: 13 14 65

Beyond Blue helps with depression and anxiety.                                                Phone:  1300 224 636

Headspace is a free and confidential service where young people aged between 12 and 25 can access qualified youth mental health professionals.                           Phone:  1800 650 890


Parenting SA offers parents support in all aspects of parenting and provides information about resources available

Parent Easy Guides contain simple, easy-to-read information on many of the issues faced by parents from birth through adolescence

The Parent Helpline provides telephone information, counselling and support at any time 7 days a week.                                                                                    Phone: 1300 364 100

The Raising Children Network provides a complete resource for parenting newborns to teenagers