10
Oct 18

Secret report exposes the failing out of home care system

Author:Ash Natesh

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

28
Feb 18

Why we must be vigilant: Creating Child Safe Organisations

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has shone a light on the systematic abuse of children, highlighting the importance of continuous review and improvement of child safe systems and culture. With over 400 recommendations made calling for sweeping reforms, the Commission has insisted that more needs to be done to ensure … Continue reading Why we must be vigilant: Creating Child Safe Organisations

09
Feb 17

The one recommendation missing from Tasmania’s Out of Home Care Report

In this day and age, how many 18 year old Australians are emotionally and financially capable of leaving their family home and finding affordable, safe accommodation whilst also trying to pursue full-time study or land a permanent job? I know I certainly wasn’t. Tasmania is Australia’s most recent state to release its official report into … Continue reading The one recommendation missing from Tasmania’s Out of Home Care Report

31
Jan 17

Young people kicked out of care at 18 is not good enough, by any standard

Australia is increasingly isolated amongst Western nations in abandoning out-of-home care support when young people in foster care, kinship care or residential care turn 18. Regardless of the young person’s current circumstance, the support they have received under Australian state care must end by their 18th birthday. This includes young people with a disability, those … Continue reading Young people kicked out of care at 18 is not good enough, by any standard

20
Jan 17

Aboriginal children placed in out of home care set to have cases reviewed

Every Aboriginal child placed in out of home care in NSW last year is set to have their case reviewed. Over the past five years, there has been a 15% increase in the number of Indigenous children entering out of home care, compared to 3% for non-Indigenous children. Of the 20,000 children in care across … Continue reading Aboriginal children placed in out of home care set to have cases reviewed