If the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) are involved in your matter you should urgently seek legal representation to ensure that you understand your rights and obligations, and what you can do to address the concerns raised by DFFH.

One of the duties of the DFFH is to focus on the wellbeing of children, particularly when family violence or child abuse is raised.

DFFH have the power to remove children from your home, and they also have the power to direct you to undertake steps to improve your health and wellbeing.

  • Department of Families, Fairness & Housing
  • Child Protection
  • Application for Protection
  • Application for Custody to Secretary Order
  • Application for Guardianship Order
  • Application for Permanent Care Order
  • Application for Protection
  • Application for Supervision Order
  • Interim Accommodation Order
  • Kinship Care

Court appearances originating from DFFH are heard in the Children’s Court jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

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