31 Jul 2014: Sexual abuse is a terrible crime that affects people for a long time. You may have been abused many years ago, but could still be suffering the consequences. Please see Community Services website for more information.
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.
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.
4 Jul 2014: Link2home, the new statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service has now commenced.
17 Jun 2014:
The NSW Government has handed down the 2014-15 Budget today.
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.
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.
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.
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,
19 Feb 2014:
Online voting for the 2014 NSW Women of the Year Awards is now open.
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.
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.
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.
1 Jan 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.
4 Dec 2013: The Shining a light on good practice in NSW report showcases stories of innovative, skilful practice across the child protection sector.
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
29 Nov 2013: Community Services Caseworker Dashboard for the September 2013 quarter is now available.
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.
21 Nov 2013:
Sweeping reforms to strengthen the child protection system were announced today (21 November) at Parliament House.