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    Aboriginal Case Management Policy and Guidelines

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Welcome to AbSec

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 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 in the Aboriginal disability NGO sector so that people with disability have choice in the type of services and supports they access. For more information on our work in this area, please visit our Aboriginal Disability Sector Development page.

Our Focus

AbSec’s focus is around implementing initiatives that we believe 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. For more information about the ASFCSS please visit our page on Foster Care, and/or phone 1800 888 698.

AbSec Learning and Development Centre

AbSec is proud to deliver our Learning and Development Centre. We are equipping Aboriginal workers to meet the growing need for qualified staff in disability, leadership, governance, child welfare and child protection in NSW. Our graduates will have the skills most needed in today’s community services environment, coupled with the cultural understanding to make a real difference.

Our Services

The Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) provides child protection and out-of-home care policy advice on issues affecting Aboriginal children, young people, families and carers. We also work to build capacity in the Aboriginal disability NGO sector to provide choices for people with disability in the types of services and supports they access.

Will you partner with us?

Every day the Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (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.

NEWS EVENTS

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Statewide Community consultations, June to July

Join us to create an effective Aboriginal Case Management Policy and Guidelines to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people, their families and communities impacted by child protection and out of home care in NSW …
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Aboriginal State-wide Foster Care Support Service

Free call 1800 888 698

AbSec’s Aboriginal Statewide Foster Care Support Service (ASFCSS) aims to improve the information, support and training opportunities for carers of Aboriginal children and young people in NSW.