The Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (NSW) (AbSec) is a not for profit organisation. The organisation is recognised as the peak NSW Aboriginal organisation to providing child protection and out-of-home care policy advice and supporting our Aboriginal Community Controlled (ACCO) Sector to deliver for Aboriginal children, families and communities. AbSec is also responsible for building capacity of the Aboriginal disability NGO sector so that people with disability have choice in the type of services and supports they access.
AbSec’s focus is around implementing initiatives that we believed as an Aboriginal peak body, are good practice in supporting Aboriginal children, families and communities. AbSec is formed by member ACCOs delivering in the care and protection system in NSW, as well as carers (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) and partner organisations that share our values.
AbSec auspices the Aboriginal Statewide Foster Care Support Service (ASFCSS). This service provides a free telephone advice and advocacy service for the carers of Aboriginal children and also assists in local communities in establishing Aboriginal foster carer support groups. For more information about the ASFCSS please phone 1800 888 698.
For further information about the important work we undertake, please view the AbSec Brochure or feel free to visit our office.