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Overview

The PSP Permanency Q&A Webinars are a free service to help increase practitioners’ knowledge and skills to support children and young people achieve permanency.

These interactive webinars will provide an opportunity for practitioners to ask questions about casework, policies and legislation. It is also a platform for showcasing innovative practices in achieving permanency for children and navigating challenges that may arise in permanency casework.

Once you’ve registered, you will have an opportunity to submit any questions in advance as well as during the webinar.

How the Q&A sessions will run

The webinars will be run through Microsoft Teams. You can access Microsoft Teams through your web browser or download the application here.

A Microsoft Teams link will be sent in a confirmation email once you have registered in the links provided in the table below. Please note that you will not be able to enter the webinar session until you have registered.

Q&A Schedule

Session Date & Time

Topic

Information

13 April 2021

11:00am AEST

What financial supports are available to assist carers in transitioning to guardianship?

Come and learn about our updated guardianship financial guidelines and understand what supports are available to carers in transitioning to guardianship. We will offer tips and advice, and answer questions about guardianship financial plans.

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Registration deadline is 12 April 2021, 9:00am AEST.

27 April 2021

2.00pm AEST

How to satisfy permanency planning to achieve shorter term court orders

Hear from some of our experienced legal and permanency staff about permanency planning, care planning, evidence requirements to support permanency planning, and the monitoring of plans through regular reporting to the court.

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Registration deadline is 26 April 2021, 9:00am AEST.

4 May 2021

11:00am AEST

Facilitating positive family time sessions to promote permanency

Come and ask questions about family time, how this can occur in a more natural environment, how you can support carers and parents to build connections and how it can facilitate permanency for children.

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Registration deadline is 3 May 2021, 9:00am AEST.

18 May 2021

11:00am AEST

How do I know whether adoption or guardianship is right for a child?

Sometimes making decisions about whether guardianship or adoption is the right pathway for a child can be challenging. Come and hear from our experts on how you might consider and weigh up the benefits of these permanency options for children.

Registration link TBC

8 June 2021

11:00am AEST

Permanency planning for children who have siblings

Permanency planning for siblings can be challenging when they have differing needs. Come and learn from our practice experts on how to navigate some of these barriers.

Registration link TBC

29 June 2021

11:00am AEST

The importance of cultural planning in permanency  

Connection to culture and community is critical for children in developing positive self-identity. Come and learn about cultural planning, the role it plays in permanency and how you can support children to maintain lifelong connections to improve their wellbeing outcomes.

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Registration deadline is 28 June 2021, 9:00am AEST.

Following each session, we will upload a recording of the webinar to this webpage for those who are unable to attend.

Please send any queries or comments about the Permanency Practice Q&A Webinar series to permanency.support@dcj.nsw.gov.au

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Last updated: 30 Mar 2021