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.
There are 857,000 carers in NSW. That’s one in 10 people. If you aren’t a carer yourself you probably already know at least one carer who you could recognise with simple gestures of support.
Nominations for the 2015 Simply the Best Customer Service Awards close on Friday 9 October.
The Commonwealth, New South Wales and Victorian governments today signed the first agreements for the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
A historic agreement signed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and NSW Premier Mike Baird and the has delivered certainty for how and when the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will roll out across NSW.
The Secretary of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Michael Coutts-Trotter, said a claim the department plans to cut 4,790 jobs is wrong, stunningly so.
The statewide caseworker vacancy rate remained unchanged at five per cent for the June 2015 quarter in new data released today by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) takes any allegations of harm to children seriously, including those in foster care, so whenever any such allegations arise we investigate. A new independent review of the Industry Development Fund (IDF) initiatives has found that it plays an important role in supporting the disability services sector, particularly ahead of the transition to the National Disability Scheme (NDIS).
The Simply the Best Customer Service Awards celebrate outstanding contributions FACS employees make to reducing disadvantage in NSW, and form part of FACS Employee Recognition Framework.
In broadcasts on 7 News on 14, 15 and 16 June 2015 titled ‘Foster Care in Crisis’, information FACS released to 7 News detailing all after-hours child protection calls was incorrectly presented as calls for help solely for children living with foster carers. View the response from the FACS Secretary, Michael Coutts-Trotter.
The NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards are now open for 2015 and celebrate the innovative approaches by individuals and organisations who are improving the lives of people with disability.A draft Regulation to support the operation of the Adoption Act 2000 (NSW) has been released by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) today for public consultation.
The state-wide caseworker vacancy rate remained unchanged at five per cent for the March 2015 quarter in new data released today by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).
Nominations for the 2015 NSW Carers Awards are now open.
Data released today by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services shows the statewide caseworker vacancy rate remained low at five per cent in the December 2014 quarter.