Educational support for children affected by family violence

McAuley Learning Support aims to re-engage and re-connect school-aged children with learning. We support children and families affected by family violence, utilising trauma-informed practice. The sessions are designed to champion the mother, by developing family learning routines and strategies.

The program was originally offered face-to-face, but as a result of COVID-19, has moved online.

Our goal is to help each child to continue their learning journey regardless of physical location. The online format future-proofs their access to support, as families may be required to move accommodation or suburbs. Relocation is common amongst families facing family violence or homelessness, as a safety measure or to access available housing.

Read more about how our volunteer tutor Catherine is helping children whose education has been affected by family violence.

If you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer tutor, contact our volunteer coordinator directly at


Of children have experienced significant disruption to their education

tutoring sessions provided to help address educational gaps

Children give our education program a big thumbs up

We've had some rave reviews for our tutoring program - from the kids themselves.

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