As the sector gears up for Foster Care Week (September 10-16), MiNDFOOD reports that foster care does more than just provide food and shelter. Featuring CareSouth foster carers Carolyn and Ian.
This week is National Child Protection Week (September 3-9), a time of year when the community takes time out to reflect on how we can improve our child protection system in order to achieve better long-term outcomes for our nation’s children. As we all know, there is nothing more critical than protecting children from abuse […]
To support capability development in the non-government organisation (NGO) sector, the Social Innovation Council has designed the NGO Benchmarking model. Following public consultations held earlier in the year, the model is now live and NGOs have until the end of September to complete a voluntary self-assessment. The NGO Benchmarking model is a self-assessment tool that […]
After eight months of development and piloting, ACWA is delighted to announce the new ‘Shared Lives’ carer training package is all set to go. ACWA and FACS have worked together to revise the training package to create a new two-part structure that incorporates the latest research on understanding developmental trauma and repair parenting. It also includes […]
For children and young people, transitioning through the many different stages of life is a natural part of growing up. When life transitions are appropriately supported and reasonably anticipated, they can enhance a child’s development. Normal transitions such as the move from primary to secondary school, can present children with exciting changes and opportunity for […]