Referring to The Orange Door

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When to refer to The Orange Door

Seek advice from or refer to The Orange Door if you believe the concerns currently have a low to moderate impact on the child, where the immediate safety of the child is not compromised.

The Orange Door should be considered where any of the following factors are involved:

  • Significant parenting problems that may be affecting the child’s physical, emotional and cognitive¬†development
  • Family conflict, including family breakdown
  • Families under pressure due to a family member’s physical or mental illness, substance misuse, disability or bereavement
  • Young, isolated and/or unsupported families
  • Significant social or economic disadvantage that may adversely impact on a child’s care or development.

What happens after referring to The Orange Door

In most circumstances, The Orange Door will inform the referrer of the outcome

Debriefing, supervision and reflective practice is important for service providers when supporting families through difficult times and trauma.


Central Victoria Prevention & Population Health acknowledges the traditional owners on whose land we live and work, their rich culture and spiritual connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate their living culture and unique role in the life of our catchment.

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