Families Australia CEO Brian Babington chats with our soon to be retiring CEO on leadership and other learnings he has taken from his lengthy career in child and family welfare.
I warmly welcome you to my final message for 2017, as we ‘tumble’ towards Christmas and the end of what only can be described as an eventful year. There have been a few big ticket items that have been – or are about to be – visited upon us, which may very well set some […]
ACWA’s Acting CEO Dr Wendy Foote reflects on changes announced by PwC Australia to its parental leave policy this week that will support staff members who are foster and kinship carers: An interesting development has taken place in corporate Australia this week, with accounting giant PwC unveiling details of its new HR policy that aims […]
How Do We See What We’re Looking At? Some Thoughts on Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Out-of-Home Care
The symptoms of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children who are placed in out-of-home care can often go unnoticed. Clinical psychologist and CCWT presenter Dr Brendan New provides valuable insight into how caseworkers can recognise the signs and respond accordingly : It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. (Thoreau) It […]
This week is National Child Protection Week (September 3-9), a time of year when the community takes time out to reflect on how we can improve our child protection system in order to achieve better long-term outcomes for our nation’s children. As we all know, there is nothing more critical than protecting children from abuse […]