Calling for Aboriginal carers during Foster Care Week
Monday 11 September: Now in its 27th year, Foster Care Week (10-16 September) is a time to acknowledge the wonderful contribution that foster carers make, keeping vulnerable children and young people safe and loved.
29 August 2017: AbSec has thrown its support behind the Home Stretch campaign, joining more than 100 organisations who believe the out-of-home care system should support vulnerable young people for longer.
New report shows better results when Indigenous people are in the lead
11 August 2017: AbSec welcomes research released this week by The Lowitja Institute, showing that better outcomes are achieved when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are able to lead their own health services.
Congratulations to Felicity, the winner of the Art Competition who won an Apple iPad Mini. And congratulations to Teoni, the winner of the Colouring Competition who won an Apple iPod.
Thank you to everyone who participated—we received some very creative artwork!
AbSec announces Board of Management 2016
The Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 12 October 2016 providing an opportunity to showcase the achievements of the past 12 months and the year ahead to members and stakeholders.
AbSec is excited to announce a partnership with BCA
The Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) and Blind Cricket Australia are pleased to announce a partnership agreement. This partnership will raise awareness of blindness and vision impairment and promote diversity.
The Department of Family and Community Services is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for the Carer Reference Group (CRG) for 2016.
Expressions of Interest close on Friday 5th February.
The CRG is a simple way for the carers diverse voice to be represented in the now very ‘diversified’ service system.
Aboriginal Carers play a very important role in caring for our kids. We would really love to have more representation from Aboriginal carers on all of the CRG’s across the state, to share information, advice and concerns about the role of carers.