Carer Manual

Emergency Phone Numbers and Time for Kids Out-of-Hours

Emergency support outside of Time for Kids office hours is available to all families, children and volunteer carers in our program. Please phone our Child and Carer support on 0408 206 229.

EMERGENCIESCRISIS SUPPORTSUPPORT SERVICES
POLICE/FIRE/AMBULANCE
(for all emergencies)
-000-
CRISIS CARE
(for support in any crisis)
-131 611-
KIDS HELPLINE
(confidential support for 5-25 year olds)
-1800 551 800-
POLICE
(for non-emergencies)
-131 444-
YOUTH AND PARENT SERVICES
(for emergency accommodation)
-8443 3802-
LIFELINE
(for counselling and support)
-131 114-
CHILD ABUSE REPORT LINE
(report suspected abuse or neglect)
-131 478-
NUNGA MIMINIS SHELTER
(for Aboriginal women and children)
-8367 6474-
PARENT HELP LINE
(support for parents of 0-12 year olds)
-1300 364 100 -
POISONS INFORMATION
-13 11 66-

Time for Kids Resources

CORE DOCUMENTSTIME FOR KIDS RESOURCESFACT SHEETS AND OTHER
United Nation Convention on Children's RightsUnderstanding challenging behavioursFood and fitness for children
Safer Carer and Mentor PracticesSetting boundaries and expectationsDealing with bullying
Respite Carers AgreementUnderstanding adolescenceUnderstanding attachment
Carer Rights and ResponsibilitiesConnecting with your teenHCS Complaints Commissioner
Being a significant adult
Preparing your child for independence
Children with additional needs

Health and Safety Information

SAFETYCONTAGIONSHYGIENE
Cars and child safetyCommon coldKeeping areas clean
Handling blood and bodily substancesHead liceHand hygiene
Preventing food poisoningChicken pox
Avoiding mosquito bitesExclusion from childcare and schools
Caring for children in hot weatherThe ways infectious diseases spread

Community Resources and Directories

PARENTING AND CARINGCHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORTDIRECTORIES
Parenting by ConnectionBraveheartsSA Community – Community Services
Grandparents for GrandchildrenSeniors Information ServiceWomen's and Children's Health Network
ChildWiseHealth Services Directory (SA Health)
Kidsafe SASA Government Information Portal