Aboriginal Child and Family Outcomes Framework
Help make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal children and young people in NSW
Across February and March 2020, AbSec will host community workshops around NSW to gather your views on outcomes for Aboriginal children and families, particularly those impacted by the child protection system.
The ideas we gather at the workshops and through further consultation will be developed into an Aboriginal Child and Family Outcomes Framework.
The workshops are a wonderful opportunity for Aboriginal communities and organisations across the state to influence the development of the Aboriginal Child and Family Outcomes Framework. This will be a key foundation in future work in building an Aboriginal Child and Family system. This will include discussion of issues including what ‘permanency’ means for Aboriginal children and young people.
Talk to us at a community workshop
We are ready to listen to your views and broad perspectives. So come along to a workshop in your area to have your say.
To assist with catering, please RSVP using the form below. Be quick. Limited spaces available.
|Sydney||Tue 11 Feb 2020||9am–1.30pm||Novotel Sydney Central
169–179 Thomas Street Sydney 2000
|South Western Sydney||Fri 14 Feb 2020||9am–1.30pm||Liverpool Catholic Club
424–458 Hoxton Park Road Prestons 2170
|Kempsey*||Tue 18 Feb 2020||9am–1.30pm||Kempsey Macleay RSL Club
1 York Ln Kempsey 2440
|Newcastle* (Workshop FULL)||Wed 19 Feb 2020||9am–1.30pm||Yamuloong
71 Prospect Road Garden Suburb 2289
|Nowra||Fri 21 Feb 2020||9am–1.30pm||Worrigee Sports Club
131 Greenwell Point Road Worrigee 2540
|Tamworth||Tue 25 Feb 2020||9am–1.30pm||West Tamworth League Club
58 Phillip Street West Tamworth 2340
|Moree||Wed 26 Feb 2020||9am–1.30pm||Moree Services Club
Albert Street Moree 2400
|Walgett*||Thu 27 Feb 2020||9am–1.30pm||Walgett Sporting Club
Fox St & Monkella Street Walgett 2832
|Menindee*||Tue 3 Mar 2020||9am–1.30pm||Menindee Central School
Menindee Street Menindee 2879
|Wagga Wagga*||Wed 11 Mar 2020||9am–1.30pm||The International Hotel
2 Lake Albert Road Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
|Dubbo*||Fri 13 Mar 2020||9am–1.30pm||Club Dubbo
Whylandra St (Newell Highway) West Dubbo 2830
* A District Forum will follow the workshops at these locations, from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.
If you are unable to attend a workshop but still wish to contribute, you can have your say by completing our online survey here.
Please RSVP using the form below.
What do we want to know?
At the workshops we want to hear about what you want to see for Aboriginal children and young people, and what it means for families to thrive. We also want to know what this means for children and young people in out-of-home care, including what ‘permanency’ means from an Aboriginal perspective. This includes questions like:
- What does it mean for Aboriginal children and young people to thrive?
- What features of Aboriginal communities and families help Aboriginal children and young people to thrive?
- How can Aboriginal children in out-of-home care be supported to thrive?
- What does ‘permanency’ mean from an Aboriginal perspective?
- How can ‘permanency’ be achieved for Aboriginal children and young people?
Who should attend?
We are seeking feedback from a range of people:
- Aboriginal young people
- Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations
- Aboriginal carers
- Aboriginal government and non-government organisations
- Aboriginal peak bodies
- Advocacy groups
- Representatives from the Department of Communities and Justice
- Aboriginal practitioners in the child and family sector
What happens after the forums?
Our broad goal is to establish an Aboriginal Child and Family System that is focused on prevention and early intervention, one that is designed and administered by Aboriginal people, and aligned with the aspirations and priorities of Aboriginal communities.
We will publish a consolidated report outlining the views of Aboriginal communities and the key themes that emerged from the workshops. We will supplement this material with a broad conceptual paper outlining the value of an Outcomes Framework.
Feedback from the consolidated report, workshops and conceptual paper will be formulated into a draft Aboriginal Child and Family Outcomes Framework and Aboriginal Permanency Framework, to influence government decision-making and used as a guide for our stakeholders.