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  • young aboriginal family

    Funding extension for

    crucial program for Aboriginal families

  • Journey - artwork by Lakkari Pitt

    Hearing the voices of

    Aboriginal people in child welfare

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Winners of the NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards 2020

The NSW Aboriginal Child and Family awards are held annually by AbSec to acknowledge those working to support Aboriginal families throughout the state…

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Intensive Family Based Services Conference 2020

AbSec recently hosted the Intensive Family Based Services (IFBS) Conference 2020 across two days in beautiful Gumbaynggirr Country, Coffs Harbour.

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Logo Design Competition for Aboriginal Students

The Aboriginal Knowledge Circle will be advising the NSW Government on matters surrounding Aboriginal child protection and aims to make a difference to Aboriginal children and families – and we need your help to make a logo to represent us.

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Webinar: One year on from Family is Culture

Join us for an online briefing about the key findings from the Family is Culture Review, the government's response over the year since its release, and future directions for advocacy and reform.

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Reflecting on the Family Matters Report 2020

On Monday 16 November SNAICC released the Family Matters Report 2020, the fifth annual publication looking into the national crisis of continuing and growing removals of Aboriginal children from their families, the reasons behind it and the solutions at hand.

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New research project focusing on restoration of children from out-of-home care

AbSec has been invited to participate in a new project that will focus on the restoration of children from out-of-home care.

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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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