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Department of Family and Community Services (NSW)

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FACS

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Briefing paper

05 May 2017

Worldwide, child protection systems face a range of challenges to quality service delivery. Practice First was introduced by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) in 2012 to improve systems, practices and culture relating to assessment, decision-making and support of...

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Discussion paper

01 Nov 2014

Currently the New South Wales social housing system faces many challenges – funding is decreasing, operating costs are rising and homes are ageing. This makes it difficult to maintain existing properties as well as to build more homes to meet the increasing demand for housing assistance.

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Policy

19 Mar 2014

The NSW Government response to recommendations of an independent Social Impact Assessment into the sale of social housing properties in Millers Point, Sydney.

Research report

24 Mar 2009

This report is a response to the NSW Government's Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW (Wood report). It outlines the Government's five-year action plan to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in NSW.

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Briefing paper

10 Aug 2017

Intergenerational patterns of child abuse and neglect are complex. Although most children who experience maltreatment do not go on to abuse or neglect their own children, studies have consistently found they are more likely to have children who are abused or neglected than children who were born...

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Report

07 Aug 2017

This report presents an overview of the results of two state-wide surveys conducted by NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) in 2015 looking at the experiences of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) – the [NSW] National OOHC Survey and the NSW Residential Care Survey. The...

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Briefing paper

07 Aug 2017

This snapshot presents a summary of the results of two state-wide surveys conducted by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) in 2015 – the [NSW] National Out-of-Home Care Survey and the NSW Residential Care Survey. The surveys asked children and young people about their...

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Briefing paper

07 Aug 2017

This brief presents the findings of an analysis of the performance of the Western NSW Mobile Child Protection Unit (MCPU) in its first year of establishment. The MCPU was created to address the need for more reliable and consistent child protection responses in remote parts of NSW. The analysis...

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Briefing paper

05 May 2017

Worldwide, child protection systems face a range of challenges to quality service delivery. Practice First was introduced by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) in 2012 to improve systems, practices and culture relating to assessment, decision-making and support of...

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Briefing paper

22 Dec 2016

Good quality contact between children and young people in OOHC and their birth families can promote positive outcomes. This Evidence to Action Note outlines key findings related to birth family contact for children and young people in the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS). Links to...

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Briefing paper

22 Dec 2016

Adequate information and support from caseworkers can assist in meeting the needs of a child or young person in OOHC and maintaining stability in a placement. This Evidence to Action Note outlines some key findings and issues related to the provision of casework support to children and young...

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Briefing paper

22 Dec 2016

Relationships between children and caregivers play an essential role in the development of a child’s health and wellbeing. This Evidence to Action Note outlines key findings related to carer parenting practices and the relationships between children, carers and their carer families, for children...

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Briefing paper

22 Dec 2016

The childcare and early learning experiences of young children are important factors that influence their wellbeing outcomes. This Evidence to Action Note outlines key findings related to the childcare and early learning experiences of a group of children in OOHC in New South Wales aged 9 months...

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Research report

25 Sep 2015

The Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) is the first large scale prospective longitudinal study on out-of-home care (OOHC) in Australia. It will follow 4,126 children aged 0-17 years old entering OOHC in New South Wales, to examine the developmental wellbeing of children and young people...

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Supported Accommodation Evaluation Framework (SAEF): individual packages

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The prevalence of intergenerational links in child protection and out-of-home care in NSW

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Briefing paper

Housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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Fact sheet