FACS is calling on staff and NGOs to make a submission to the Shining a light on good practice in NSW 2016 report.
We are looking for stories that showcase the power of excellent practice in child protection, out-of-home care, early intervention, pre-natal support and early intervention.
Submissions close 6 May 2016 – so don't miss out.
For more information and to make your submission, please download the 2016 submission form.
If you're not sure how to write your submission, take a look at this sample submission form.
Shining a light on good practice in NSW 2015 shares 16 incredible stories of real life child protection work from FACS and our NGO partners.
From child protection, out-of-home care, early intervention, pre-natal support and early intervention, these stories showcase the power of strong relationships and skilled, compassionate casework.
Thank you to the wonderful families who shared their stories and made the report possible – we acknowledge their courage and know their stories will go on to help other families facing their own tough journeys.
Ann Marie lived with dreadful violence for many years and sadly her young daughter was taken into care. Follow her amazing journey to get her daughter back home.
School is where the heart is
One dedicated teacher, one determined caseworker – read how these two women banded together to help a little boy who just wanted to be loved.
Keeping my promise
Can a 16 year old girl learn to be a mum to her baby boy in time to have him returned to her care?
Circle of hope
With five children already in care and a baby on the way, see how a very special support group helped a husband and wife turn their lives around to bring their baby home.
Teenage years can be rocky for anyone, but even harder for Carrie who had a difficult start to life. Read how the unwavering support and love from her caseworker kept her on the path to safety and success.
Be moved by the story of three siblings in care who bravely stood up for their new baby brother, and how the innovative work of MacKillop Family Services gave them a voice.