News

Mana Allawah Aboriginal Summit – a huge success!

21 Jul 2014:

On 17 July 2014, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services successfully hosted the first Mana Allawah Aboriginal Summit to empower Aboriginal communities across Northern Sydney.

Tenancy management arrangements in NSW social housing

9 Jul 2014:

The NSW Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee today announced it will inquire into, and report on, current tenancy management arrangements in NSW social housing.

Link2home

4 Jul 2014: Link2home, the new statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service has now commenced.

2014-15 Budget

17 Jun 2014:

The NSW Government has handed down the 2014-15 Budget today.

Caseworker Vacancy Improvement

30 May 2014:

Caseworker vacancy rates have fallen for the third consecutive quarter, the Secretary of the Department of Family and Community Services, Michael Coutts-Trotter, announced.

Carer Survey 2014

26 May 2014: Do you provide unpaid care or support to a family member or friend? Carers NSW (in conjunction with university partners) is conducting a survey of informal care in New South Wales. To access the survey, visit the Carers NSW website before Monday 30 June 2014.

FACS Statement on Women's Services – Response to story on ABC's PM program on Friday 2 May

5 May 2014:

The Going Home Staying Home reforms of specialist homelessness services have been developed over a two-year period in collaboration with representatives of homelessness and domestic violence services, front line specialist non-government organisations and their staff, consumer representatives and industry experts.

Media release archive

21 Apr 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,

Vote now for your 2014 NSW Women of the Year

19 Feb 2014:

Online voting for the 2014 NSW Women of the Year Awards is now open.

Have your say – Keep Them Safe child protection survey

17 Feb 2014: Professionals in NSW with child protection responsibilities are invited to participate in a survey to evaluate whether the child protection system has improved as a result of the Keep Them Safe (KTS) reforms.

A Safe Home for Life

24 Jan 2014: The 'A Safe Home for Life' child protection legislative reforms are the first step towards a less legalistic, process driven child protection system in NSW that places children and their families at the centre of decision making.

Applied Disability Research and Evaluation Conference

20 Jan 2014:

National Disability Services' Centre for Applied Disability Research (CADR) has announced that its inaugural Applied Disability Research and Evaluation conference will be held in Sydney on 26 May 2014.

Shining a light on good practice

1 Jan 2014:

Helping Families Change Conference 19–21 February 2014

23 Dec 2013: The department is proud to co-host and sponsor the 16th annual Helping Families Change Conference from 19–21 February 2014 in Sydney.

Shining a light on good practice in NSW

4 Dec 2013: The Shining a light on good practice in NSW report showcases stories of innovative, skilful practice across the child protection sector.

Ready Together on International Day of People with Disability

3 Dec 2013:
Ready Together, the next stage of disability reforms in NSW, launched today to coincide with International Day of People with Disability. Read more about Ready Together.

Latest Community Services Caseworker Dashboard released

29 Nov 2013: Community Services Caseworker Dashboard for the September 2013 quarter is now available.

White Ribbon Day and 16 Days of Activism

26 Nov 2013:

White Ribbon Day, celebrated on 25 November, marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women campaign. This campaign runs from 25 November to 10 December each year.

Child protection reforms to improve the lives of children

21 Nov 2013:

Sweeping reforms to strengthen the child protection system were announced today (21 November) at Parliament House.

International Men's Day 19 November

18 Nov 2013: Growing a moustache during November, or 'Movember', has become a popular way of raising awareness of suicide and health issues facing men and boys but did you know 19 November is International Men's Day?