Join us to create an effective
Aboriginal Case Management Policy and Guidelines
FACS has engaged AbSec to undertake a number of state-wide consultations with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal stakeholders within the child and family sector to develop a draft Aboriginal Case Management Policy and Guidelines in readiness of the implementation of the Permanency Support Program in October 2017.
This is a unique opportunity to design a culturally responsive case management policy that embeds Aboriginal values and perspectives. This builds on the original intent of the Plan on a Page for Aboriginal children and young people which includes a commitment for policy that affects Aboriginal children, young people and families to be driven by Aboriginal people.
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.
Consultations were held across 10 state-wide locations over June and July ensuring the involvement of Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal service providers, FACS and other critical stakeholders across the care continuum of early intervention, child protection, out of home care and after care. These consultations were held to test concepts, principles and directions for the Aboriginal Case Management Policy and Guidelines and explore what implementation may look like on a practical level.
Those in the sector who were unable to join the consultations were encouraged to participate in a survey so that a range of views and feedback may be considered as part of this project.
On 5–6 June 2017 a workshop was held to establish concepts, principles and directions for an Aboriginal Case Management Policy and Guidelines across the care spectrum, drawing on the experience and expertise of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations within the child and family sector. The key themes that emerged during the workshop, including your views and key messages have been captured from the small and larger group discussions and compiled into the workshop report that can be downloaded here.
AbSec sought input from interested people through our Stakeholder Survey. The views shared with us will help to form a comprehensive Aboriginal Case Management Policy and Guidelines for Aboriginal children and families in NSW.
AbSec have prepared a report that presents an overview of the key themes arising from the stakeholder consultations regarding the development of the Aboriginal Case Management Policy and Guidelines – please read the What you Told Us – Aboriginal Case Management Policy Consultations.
Locations and Dates
AbSec would like to thank those stakeholders who participated in the Statewide consultations. We recognise the experience and dedication of all individuals who participated throughout each stage of the consultation process and thank you for giving your time, your expertise and your insight. Each of these consultations will build on the foundational work AbSec has been undertaking in the development of an Aboriginal Case Management Policy and Guidelines.
Click on the location below to view the key themes which emerged from each consultation. A consolidated report will be placed on-line following completion of our consultation activities.
|Wagga Wagga||28 June 2017||Ngangaagi Intensive Family Based Service, 32 Chaston Street, Wagga Wagga|
|Broken Hill||30 June 2017||Centre for Community
200 Beryl Street, Broken Hill
|Liverpool Sessions 1 & 2||3 & 4 July 2017||Liverpool Catholic Club, 424–458 Hoxton Park Road, Liverpool West|
|Nowra||6 July 2017||South Coast Aboriginal Medical Service, 73 North Street, Nowra|
|Dubbo||10–11 July 2017||Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre, 1/80 Gipp Street, Dubbo|
|Moree||18 July 2017||Pius X Aboriginal Corporation, Anne Street, Moree|
|Bourke||20 July 2017||Diggers on the Darling, 23–25 Sturt Street, Bourke|
|Coffs Harbour||25 July 2017||Yarrawarra Cultural Centre, 170 Red Rock Road, Corindi Beach|
|Lake Macquarie (Newcastle)||27 July 2017||Yamuloong Cultural Centre 71 Prospect Road, Garden Suburb (Gwandalan Room)|
If you are unable to attend the consultations or tickets for your selected location are exhausted please contact the team either via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 02 9559 5299.