Foster Care Week Foster Care Week is an annual event that has been running in NSW since 1990. Coordinated by the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) with the support of non-government foster care agencies and other partners, Foster Care Week aims to both celebrate and acknowledge the work of NSW’s foster carers and raise […]
This latest Fostering NSW video offering captures the inspiring voices of Aboriginal actress Madeleine Madden, Marcia Ella-Duncan OAM, the first Aboriginal woman to represent Australia in netball, and Kari Aboriginal Services Recruitment Coordinator Dennis Thorne during our recent ‘Safe On Country and In Culture’ event.
This latest blog from Fostering NSW looks at a new study that has found that when children are abused an important learning process is impaired, which can cause them to misbehave, especially as teenagers.
‘For the Kids’, a short documentary commissioned by ACWA and AbSec about Kempsey-based Aboriginal foster carers Eddie and Rose Vale, is available to watch on YouTube. It was screened as part of last Friday’s ‘Safe: On Country and In Culture’ event as a catalyst for wider dialogue around the need for more Aboriginal carers in our community.
AbSec, ACWA and Fostering NSW are hosting the special event, ‘Safe: On Country and In Culture‘, on June 9 to continue the conversation about the over-representation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care, and explore ideas for raising awareness about the need for Aboriginal kinship and foster carers to care for Aboriginal kids at times when […]