FACS Youth Consult for Change is Recruiting New Members

Do you know a young person who would make a great consultant and advocate for children and young people in care?

The Department of Family and Community Services is looking for 12 young people from across NSW to join the FACS Youth Consult for Change group.

This is a great opportunity for young people to connect with others and grow their leadership and teamwork skills.

Members will get the opportunity to learn about advocacy and practice using their voice and experiences to influence programs, initiatives and practice within FACS.The young people who have been involved in the group say that their confidence has grown and they have benefited from helping change things for the better here at FACS.

I feel like I can do a lot more than I could when I started. I feel like I am making a new future for myself, I know my options now. Before the group I didn’t know the stuff I could access and what I could do.

Youth Consultant

Who can apply?
Any young person aged 14-17 years old who is, or has been, in out-of-home care.

What you need to do?
Share this flyer with the young people you are supporting, and let them know:

  • They need to complete this application form and return by Friday, July 12.
  • They can ask for help filling out the form.
  • There are only 12 places available so please support them to think about what it will mean for them if they are not successful this time round.
  • Let the young person know why you think they would make a great youth consultant and why the organisation would benefit from hearing their voice!

Young people can find out more information here.

If you have any question please contact: freija.brandie@facs.nsw.gov.au