NSW has become the first State in Australian history to gain accreditation for its government-run child protection service.
More social and affordable housing and new private housing is on the way with the proposed redevelopment of a Land and Housing Corporation site in Arncliffe.
New data released today shows close to 4,000 more children at risk of significant harm have received a face-to-face assessment from a Family and Community Services frontline caseworker in 2015-16 compared to the previous year.
AFL Players, GWS Giants, not for profit organisation Ladder and the NSW Government have partnered to tackle youth homelessness with new programs in Western Sydney.
Minister for Family and Community Services and Social Housing Brad Hazzard has officially opened the new Bridge Housing development at the Bungarribee estate in Blacktown.
The campaign has launched with the I Can, I Am theme focussing on recognising people with disability who have overcome barriers to reach meaningful jobs.
A new campaign has been launched aimed at boosting the employment of people with disability.
The Guiding Principles Yarning Circle (GPYC) will serve as the state-wide Advisory Group to oversee the implementation of the Guiding Principles across the state.
Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD) will be able to reach a wider audience, sharing more than $800,000 in funding to Central Coast projects. MMAD is one of 24 local projects funded in the Central Coast under the second round of the NSW Government’s $20 million Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF).
The NSW Government has embarked on ground-breaking reforms aimed at ending the cycle of inter-generational disadvantage and rising numbers of children in Out of Home Care.
Housing and Homelessness Ministers met in Sydney on 4 November 2016 to consider key housing and homelessness issues.
The Child Safety Handbook, provided by NSW Police Legacy, is an invaluable resource for parents, carers and teachers.
In June 2016, the NSW Government asked the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to review our housing policies to ensure they are fair. The review will focus on how we calculate rent and improve incentives for social housing tenants to work if they can.
FACS has released two new resources for foster and kinship carers and their caseworkers to help them care for and support children and young people in out-of-home care.
National Adoption Awareness Week (6-12 November 2016) exists to raise awareness of open adoption and the importance of permanency for children.
New research has been commissioned on homelessness and its causes among war veterans so that governments across Australia can comprehensively support returned servicemen and women.
Congratulations to all finalists for getting this far.
On 25 November the See, Understand and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse free seminar will take place at the Sydney Masonic Centre.