Improving child-centred outcomes in the Out of Home Care sector
Conference Date
20th & 21st March 2018
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Bringing stability to our children in a time of transition

In March 2017 the NSW Government launched the “single biggest reform to child welfare” This saw an overhaul of the child protection and OOHC sectors.

At the end of 2016, NSW government announced “the single biggest reform to child welfare” in the state. This has catalysed an overhaul of the Out of Home Care sector with aims of reducing the number of children entering the care system and improving the long-term health, educational and wellbeing outcomes for these vulnerable young people.

We are currently in the midst of this sector-wide shift to The Permanency Support Program. The Navigating the Permanency Support Program conference will showcase new trials, practices and recommendations from across NSW, along with leading case studies from other states, to help bring clarity to the reform agenda.

Learn how the sector is:

  • Focusing on restoration & preservation
  • Boosting recruitment, retention & professional workforce support
  • Implementing therapeutic, evidence-based care models
  • Improving assessments, outcomes measurement & reporting
  • Ensuring better health, education & wellbeing outcomes
  • Supporting successful transitions to independent living

Who will attend?

Federal & State Government representatives, NGOs & service providers with responsibilities for:

  • Child Protection
  • Out of Home/Foster/Kinship Care
  • Permanency Support
  • Preservation & Restoration
  • Evidence-Based Care Models
  • Family & Child Support Services
  • Program Delivery/Evaluation
  • Research & Policy

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Attend to learn:

  • Focus on restoration & preservation
  • Implement therapeutic, evidence-based care models
  • Improve assessments, outcomes measurement & reporting
  • Ensure better outcomes in health, education & independence