FACS caseworkers will be required to use a redesigned Care Plan for Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people in care when seeking orders from the Children’s Court from 9 January 2017.
See how Patchwork NSW has helped the Redfern community in a heart-warming video about Redlink.
Congratulations to the following FACS employees and teams on being announced winners at our annual customer service awards.
A great resource for foster and kinship carers is now available online. Caring for kids: a guide for foster, relative and kinship carers can now be accessed on the ChildStory Caring Community website.
NSW has become the first State in Australian history to gain accreditation for its government-run child protection service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The budget for FACS frontline staff has increased in the past five years. Like all agencies FACS has made savings – but not on the frontline.
On 25 November the See, Understand and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse free seminar will take place at the Sydney Masonic Centre.
Congratulations to all finalists for getting this far.
We have listened to your requests for more choice and flexibility in how you communicate with us, and are pleased to launch MyHousing – a suite of new online services that simplify our processes and offer you more convenience in applying for, or managing, your housing.