Parkerville Children and Youth Care is a well-established organisation with 116 years’ experience supporting vulnerable children, young people, adults and their families in Western Australia. Our mission is to protect, care, advocate and promote recovery for children and young people who have experienced trauma from abuse, to support families and to work with the community to prevent child abuse.

From our humble beginnings as an orphanage in 1903 on an 18 acre block of land in Parkerville, the organisation now successfully operates a range of primary, secondary and tertiary services in the Armadale, Cannington, Midland, Mirrabooka, South West, Wheatbelt and Murchison districts.

We are committed to developing innovative and culturally safe services in partnership with government and other not-for-profit organisations to meet the needs of families in local communities and improve outcomes for them.

Over 175 staff are employed by the organisation with a range of experience, educational backgrounds and skills. Staff include psychologists, social workers, teachers, occupational therapists, professional and respite carers, administrative and corporate staff. The organisation comprises of a ‘leadership group’ which has significant practitioner and leadership experience in areas of child protection, out-of-home care and provision of secondary family support services.

In addition to this, Parkerville Children and Youth Care gained accreditation as a Child Safe Organisation in 2016.

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We advocate for and provide specialist care and services to those most vulnerable in the community; children, young people and families who have experienced trauma from abuse.


Our History

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