Marymead Changeover Program

Marymead’s Changeover Program provides a venue for changeovers to take place between a child’s or childrens’ parents.

The Program is an independent, impartial service which aims to be fair, friendly and supportive. The focus of the Program is on the needs and best interests of the children.

The Program provides a safe environment for children to move from parent to parent without being exposed to ongoing parental conflict. Parents using the service agree to certain conditions which ensure that they do not meet each other.

A brochure is available for parents interested in using the Program and for professionals who would like to refer their clients to the program.

Who can use this service?

Parents can self-refer or referrals can be made by the family court or other related services.

The following criteria are considered:

  • Both parents are willing to use the program and abide by the program’s guidelines and individual service agreements
  • Other arrangements are not working or inappropriate
  • Children want to be in the program and will benefit from it
  • Children are under 12 where there are no older siblings
  • Domestic violence is an issue
  • There are no child protection orders

Hours of Service/Location

ACT

9.00am - 5.00pm Wednesday to Sunday.

The program operates from our temporary Yarralumla location.

Moruya, NSW South Coast

Fridays and Saturdays.

Changeovers occur within the hours of operation. We do not provide any services on public holidays.

Fees

A limited number of fee free allocations are available. You will be placed on a waiting list if a place is not available. Fee for service places can be offered if your need is urgent.

Funding Bodies

The Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS).

The ACT Office for Children, Youth and Family Support and the NSW Department of Community Services on a fee for service basis.

For more information phone 6162 5800 or email programs@marymead.org.au