2011 NSW Child Protection and Wellbeing Interagency Conference

NSW Child Protection and Wellbeing Interagency Conference

NSW Child Protection and Wellbeing Interagency Conference
Reforms - two years on

Date: 29 - 30 November 2011

Venue: Crystal Palace (Luna Park, Milsons Point, Sydney)

The NSW Child Protection and Wellbeing Interagency Conference was held over two days in November 2011. Attended by more than 500 delegates from across NSW and interstate, the Conference provided valuable information and updates to a large range of professionals from across the government and non-government sectors working in the child protection and wellbeing field. This included representatives from:

  • Aboriginal organisations
  • General Practice
  • Schools (e.g. Principals, welfare staff)
  • Rural and remote areas
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse services
  • Children’s Services
  • Out of home care services
  • Policy and practice.

The conference was organised by NSW Health on behalf of NSW Government and co-hosted with the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA).

Conference program.

Conference Presentations

Permission was given by several speakers to publish the following presentations.

Day 1

The task that was set by the Hon. James Wood, AO QC
Vicki D’Adam, Deputy Director - General, Policy and Strategy Division, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Aboriginal NGO perspective on Intensive Family Based Services and Protecting Aboriginal Children Together
Angela Webb & David Tierney, AbSec

Joint practice for supporting children and young people with a disability (CS-ADHC MOU)
Annette Smith, Community Services & Valerie Appleby, Ageing, Disability and Home Care

Day 2

Aboriginal perspectives of best practice partnerships
Bill Pritchard, Chief Executive Officer, AbSec

Interagency learning - empowering champions
Gabi Rosenstreich, ACWA

Regional perspectives
Roger Petheram & Donna Argus, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Western NSW

Bail Assistance Line
Kevin Harris, Juvenile Justice NSW - Department of Attorney General and Justice

Does a perfect system exist?
Assoc Prof. Leah Bromfield, Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

Accreditation of Out of Home Care providers
Kerryn Boland, Children’s Guardian, NSW Children’s Guardian

Ombudsman perspectives
Steve Kinmond, Deputy Ombudsman and Community & Disabilities Services Commissioner, NSW Ombudsman

Responses to sexual assault including sibling sexual assault
Susan Heyman & Dale Tolliday, NSW Health

Family case management in South East NSW
Jill Herberte, Department of Family and Community Services (Community Services)

 

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