The independent review which was authored by David Tune was commissioned in November 2015 in response to the number of children in out-of-home care and futile past reforms. This report had prompted calls for the resignation of Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward. The report was handed to then Premier Mike Baird in 2016 … Continue reading Secret report exposes the failing out of home care system
In a time of uncertainty and change for the aged care sector, we spoke with Benjamin to understand how a leading provider like Silver Chain is developing strategies to ensure a sustainable and vibrant future. Benjamin is an experienced business development leader and strategist with over 15 years of experience in the health, aged care, disability … Continue reading One on One with Benjamin Jardine from Silver Chain
Possessing a strong desire to reinvent education for the 21st century, Jade Moffat has been described as someone who “never sets limits on herself or others” and “is living proof of the power of thinking outside the box to realise powerful outcomes for young people”. She was recently recognized by The Educator magazine as one … Continue reading Powerful Youth Unemployment Programs Run by Corporates
When Children are deemed at risk of abuse and are removed from their homes they are placed in out-of-home care. It’s either with foster parents, relatives or residential facilities. Residential facilities are the least preferred choice for vulnerable children. There is a steady increase in children who need out of home care, but every year … Continue reading Is the Foster Care system working? Or is it going in circles?
The aged care industry have been scrutinized time and again to be “untrustworthy providers getting rich on our tax money while providing a bad service”. Often communications between the industry sectors are hazy. While government only provides bronze cover for institutions, for a gold and silver cover unfortunately the individual has to bear the costs. … Continue reading Why is the Aged care industry struggling to retain staff?
Matt Pfahlert, the co-founder of Australian Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, exclaims that his journey of co-founding an organisation where Australian youth from rural communities can really develop transferable skills so that they can navigate a globalized workforce. “I co-founded the organisation off the back of really feeling like Australia doesn’t value ideas in young people” … Continue reading Things we learnt from Matt Pfahlert founder of ACRE!
The measuring social outcomes conference kicked off with Bessi Graham, Co-Founder of Benefit Capital. She brought to light how measurement for not for profit should not be viewed as an afterthought, but as a core part of the organisation. “Organisations have the inability to be vulnerable, they often use measurement to only ever share good … Continue reading Takeaways from the Measuring Social Outcomes Conference
In 2018, twenty five year-olds are more educated than ever before. This should be an assuring statistic, a sign of increased career prospects and opportunities for young people. However, 50% of twenty five year-olds are not in full time work, beckoning the question- are we adequately preparing young people to enter the world of work? … Continue reading Education no longer a ‘golden ticket’ to full-time employment