1 May 2014

Children with Disabilities using Child and Family Welfare Services

New research has discovered that a high proportion of children living in foster and kinship care are suffering preventable disabilities related to their experiences of family violence, abuse and neglect.

Law Update

Legislative amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005

The amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 relate to Secure Welfare Services and out of home care.

The amendment in relation to Secure Welfare Services authorises staff to:

Royal Commission – Families Australia Oration

On the 31 March 2014, the Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse presented a paper at the 2014 Families Australia Oration. His presentation provided an overview of the Royal Commission’s work to date:

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