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Every day AbSec works to support Aboriginal children, families and communities to ensure targeted care is being delivered where it’s needed most. We invite you to partner with AbSec to ensure that our work continues to thrive and grow, today and into the future.


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Working towards a final design for guardianship support

After three rounds of community workshops in the Hunter area and South West Sydney, we are now much closer to finalising the development of a new model of guardianship support for Aboriginal children, young people and their families.

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Funding extension for crucial program for Aboriginal families

AbSec is extremely pleased that all IFBS funding has been extended until 30 June 2021, with the hope of a 3 year extension to be announced after the NSW budget is handed down in November.

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Cultural Connections Workshops

The return of our Cultural Connections Workshops

Following the suspension of all face to face Cultural Connections Workshops due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we have begun to restart hosting workshops across New South Wales.

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Cultural proficiency for future social workers

Having an adequately staffed and skilled child and family sector is important for AbSec as the Aboriginal communities we represent have some of the highest rates of interaction with these professions, and frontline social workers are integral to the outcomes of our children and families.

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Disability Royal Commission

First Nations input for the Disability Royal Commission

AbSec, through our work with Aboriginal children, families and communities, supports First Nations people with disabilities in improving their livelihoods and maintaining strong, culturally proficient relationships with any necessary service providers.

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What We Heard: Keeping kids with kin

This is an excerpt from our upcoming report, Hearing the voices of Aboriginal people in child welfare, a compilation of the stories of multiple Aboriginal children and families and their engagement with the child protection system.

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Ideas and opportunities on guardianship support

The first of three rounds of community workshops on developing a new model of guardianship support for Aboriginal children and their families was held at the end of August in the Hunter and South West Sydney.

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How we are falling short when it comes to First Nations Australians in a big way

Australia is still falling woefully short in meeting some of the most basic human rights of its First Nations peoples.

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