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Release of an independent review into the decrease in the number of children at risk of significant harm seen in 2017/18
Last published on 21 Dec 2018 in News / Archive
Release of an independent review into the decrease in the number of children at risk of significant harm seen in 2017/18. Last published on 21 Dec 2018 in News / Archive. The Department of Family [...]
What does the new child protection legislation mean for FACS?
Last published on 19 Dec 2018 in News / Archive
“The changes are going to help to keep kids safe at home or within family,” says Michael Coutts-Trotter. Watch a video to find out more about the reforms which will start in February 2019.
Royal Commission - 2018 NSW Progress Report
Last published on 10 Dec 2018 in News / Archive
The first NSW Government Report on progress in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, was released on 10 December 2018.
New legislation strengthens child sexual abuse laws
Last published on 06 Dec 2018 in News / Archive
Two new reforms are strengthening child sexual abuse laws.
Sector Development Program Review: Online survey is live
Last published on 03 Dec 2018 in News / Archive
The Sector Development Program review online survey is now live. Please take 5 minutes to complete the online survey to have your say. The survey will close on 11 December 2018. Read more about the [...]
Acknowledging the NSW Domestic Violence Line on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November
Last published on 19 Nov 2018 in Media releases / Archive
This news item acknowledges the work of the NSW DV helpline and aligns with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November
Protecting our kids
Last published on 29 Oct 2018 in News / Archive
Casework practice tools and services for protecting children and young people and helping families stay together wherever possible.
Review of the Sector Development Program 2018–2020
Last published on 26 Oct 2018 in News / Archive
Phase 1 statewide consultations for the review takes place in November 2018 through face-to-face forums, focus groups, interviews and a survey.
What the apology means for the child protection system today - a view from the inside
Last published on 26 Oct 2018 in News
In the wake of the national apology to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, read the reflections of FACS Senior Practitioner Kate Alexander on what it means for contemporary child protection practice
Shaping A Better Child Protection System - Report on the outcomes of consultations released
Last published on 24 Oct 2018 in News / Archive
The NSW Government has introduced a landmark child protection Bill into parliament this week to streamline court processes for guardianship and open adoption to ensure a permanent home for every child within two years.