Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire


Child FIRST is a centralised intake and assessment service. The service is a family information, referral and support team. One of Child FIRST's roles is to provide a streamlined and integrated approach into the South East Family Services alliance when there are parenting or wellbeing concerns for children. The primary purpose of Child FIRST is to ensure that children, young people and their families are linked effectively into services.

Service Name: Child FIRST

Phone: 03 9705 3939

Service Area: City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire

Eligibility Criteria: Referrals are made to Child FIRST when there are significant wellbeing concerns for children or young people. Referral can be accepted for families with children from the unborn phase up to 17 years of age.