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This webinar focused on how to best support families involved with child protection services and children in out-of-home care who are from CALD communities. The session was chaired by Dr Jessica Stewart (Executive Director, FACSIAR). Current research from the Pathways of Care, Longitudinal Study (POCLS) was presented by speakers from SSI (previously Settlement Services International), and insights were shared from speakers from Western Sydney University and the Department of Communities and Justice’s Office of the Senior Practitioner.

Presentation materials

Culturally and linguistically diverse children in OOHC: insights from the NSW Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study

Mr Ghassan Noujaim, Senior Operations Manager, Multicultural Child and Family Program, SSI

Ms Toni Beauchamp, Social Policy Lead, Stakeholder Relations, Research and Policy, SSI

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Parenting in a new environment: Implications for raising children of African heritage within the Australian child protection context

Dr Taf Mugadza, Specialist Consultant – Child Protection, Archaic Consulting Group and Adjunct Fellow, Western Sydney University

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Engaging respectfully with CALD children, young people and their families

Ms Echo Morgan, Manager Multicultural Service, Inclusive Practice, Office of the Senior Practitioner, Department of Communities and Justice

DCJ Multicultural caseworkers - using culture to keep children safe (Watch Video)

Additional Resources

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS), Department of Communities and Justice


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Last updated: 26 Apr 2023