13 Nov 2015: Open adoption embraces issues of identity, openness and the value of a child’s cultural and racial heritage. It includes the involvement of birth parents in the adoption and supports sharing of information, contact and building relationships, which are based on the child’s best interests.
12 Nov 2015: In an Australian first, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has today released the NSW statutory out‐of‐home care: Quality Assurance Framework for public consultation.
Community healing is at the centre of a new way forward between Aboriginal people and Family and Community Services on critical concerns around child protection, said Minister for Family and Community Services, Brad Hazzard.
27 Oct 2015: NSW Department of Family and Community Services, FACS, NSW Department of Human Services, DHS, Community Services, ADHC, Ageing Disability and Home Care, Businesslink, Housing NSW, Aboriginal Housing Office, Office for Women's Policy, Pru Goward, Andrew Constance,
15 Oct 2015: The Hon. John Ajaka Minister for Ageing and Disability Services announced the recipients of the 2015 NSW Carers Awards and the 2015 NSW Carer of the Year at a special ceremony at Parliament House on Monday 12 October 2015.
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child (SNAICC) conference at Perth’s Convention Centre, mid-September, had one goal – the safety, wellbeing and future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. The conference theme was For Our Children – Ngallak Koorlangka, Community Voices: Sharing Knowledge and Practice.