WLS publications

Publications by Women’s Legal Service NSW

A Practitioner’s Guide to Domestic Violence Law in NSW

A Practitioner’s Guide to Domestic Violence Law in NSW

A plain-English guide to domestic violence law in New South Wales, produced by the solicitors at Women’s Legal Service NSW. This resource is available online, as an eBook in multiple formats and in hard copy.

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HELP! FaCS has removed my children

HELP! FaCS has removed my children

This resource is designed to help women and families deal with FaCS if their children are removed. ‘FaCS’ or Family and Community Services, or ‘FaCS’ is the main government department in charge of keeping children safe. They used to be called DoCS (Department of Community Services) but their name changed in 2011. The booklet explains […]

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Women and Family Law

Women and Family Law

This plain-English guide to family law covers a range of topics such as divorce, children, property settlements and AVOs. It is available online, as an eBook in multiple formats and in hard copy.

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Sexual Assault: Your rights and the law

Sexual Assault: Your rights and the law

This resource has information for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted including: What sexual assault means; Getting medical help and counselling after a sexual assault; Reporting to the police; and Legal process and your rights.

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Dealing with FaCS – Top Ten Tips

Dealing with FaCS – Top Ten Tips

This resource is designed to help women and families deal with the government services in charge of keeping children safe. The main department with this job is called Family and Community Services, or ‘FaCS’ for short. They used to be called DoCS (Department of Community Services) but their name changed in 2011.

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Our Dream…

Our Dream…

This information booklet is about domestic violence and the law in NSW. It is designed primarily for Aboriginal women but may also be a useful resource for non-Aboriginal service providers.

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GP Toolkit

GP Toolkit

This resource assists doctors to identify and respond to women and children experiencing domestic violence.

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Ask LOIS factsheets

Ask LOIS factsheets

Each fortnight Ask LOIS presents free webinars (online workshops) on legal topics relevant to DV workers, hosted by solicitors and experts across the field. Each webinar is accompanied by a summary factsheet which can be downloaded. There is now an extensive library of factsheets on a range of issues.

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Quick Guide to Working with Interpreters in Legal Settings

Quick Guide to Working with Interpreters in Legal Settings

Quick Guide to Working with Interpreters in Legal Settings Poster and Checklist

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Is This Love?

Is This Love?

A resource made for young women about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Also available in a version for young Aboriginal women.

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