New Street Services provide therapeutic services for children and young people aged 10 to 17 years who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours towards others, and their families and caregivers. New Street Services work with the young person to assist them to understand, acknowledge, take responsibility for and cease the harmful sexual behaviour.
New Street Services have a defined and evidence-informed model of operation. The New Street Service model involves working with the whole family unit, and engaging with other agencies and community services to sustain and support interventions. Central to the model is the principle of safety, both for any children that have been sexually harmed and for the young person engaged in the harmful behaviour who may themselves be a victim of abuse and neglect. New Street Services also provide a range of training and consultation services to other organisations, for example out-of-home care agencies.
New Street Services prioritise Aboriginal young people. All New Street employees are trained and committed to ensuring cultural safety. Identified Aboriginal Counsellor Positions are in place at every New Street Service as part of this commitment.
A Senior Clinical Advisor working from The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network provides clinical supervision and consultation to New Street Service Coordinators and teams.
A 2014 evaluation of New Street Services found that the service has achieved significant outcomes with young people and their families, with positive impacts for both individuals and the child protection system as a whole. Economic evaluation has found New Street Services provide clear economic benefits for government.
New Street Services are currently expanding to accept clients across NSW. All New Street Services provide outreach services from additional sites within the Local Health Districts they service.
New Street Central Coast (servicing Central Coast Local Health District)
Location: Erina Community Health CentreEmail: CCLHD-NewStreet@health.nsw.gov.auPhone: (02) 4367 9600
New Street Far West (servicing Far West Local Health District)
Email: fwlhd-NewStreet@health.nsw.gov.auMail: Po Box 457 Broken Hill NSW 2880Phone: (08) 8080 1100
New Street Southern (servicing Southern NSW Local Health District)
Location: Queanbeyan Email: SNSWLHD-NewStreet@health.nsw.gov.au Mail: PO Box 1845, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Phone: (02) 6150 7390
New Street Sydney: South West and East (servicing: South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, South Western Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Local Health District)
Mail: PO Box 54 Hoxton Park, Hoxton Park Rd, Hoxton Park, 2171Phone: 9794 0620Email: SWSLHD-Newstreet@health.nsw.gov.au