Life Without Barriers

Education Liaison and Mediation Services, (South)

This is a free support service for schools and families in conjunction with the Department of Education.

This program supports the learning and educational development opportunities for children and young people with disability and/or complex needs and builds positive relationships between the child or young person’s family and school.

Education Officers can provide support for schools and families of students with disability and/or complex needs in opening up lines of communication, liaising with affected parties, negotiating timetables, exploring alternative programs and supporting staff. Referrals can come from schools, CAMHS, families, advocacy groups, Department of Education support staff and other agencies.

What the service can help with

Disability support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Family supports

How the service is delivered

Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services
Liaison and Mediation between schools and families.

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

4 - 22

To access the service, clients

Must be living with disability
Disability & Complex Needs

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

A Referral Form can be sent to families and/or schools to activate the Liaison and Mediation Service after initial contact.

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service
Home visits can be provided
Transport not required (eg. telephone service, online service)

Regions covered


Contact Details

175 Collins Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000

(03) 6232 8750

Focus Domains




Being loved and safe

Being healthy