Fact Sheets


A picture of NSW children
An online databook produced by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People in collaboration with the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at UNSW. More information.

Australian Childhood Protection

Australian Childhood Protection Education and Training

Australian Childhood Protection Resource: A Home away from home. Children’s stories about foster care
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Australian Childhood Protection Resource: Heart Felt a collection of children’s experiences and stories of abuse, recovery and hope
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Australian Childhood Protection Resource: Making Space for learning. Trauma informed practice in Schools
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Australian Council on Children and the Media
Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) has released a new fact sheet on Apps for young children. The fact sheet includes tips on which apps are the best and what to watch out for. To view our other fact sheets click here!

Australian Foster & Kinship Carer Partnership
Exists to provide a national focus on issues and events that affect Foster and Kinship Carers Australia Wide:

Black Dog
The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
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Cyber Safety
Sexting and Cyber-Safety: protecting your child online (FaCS) with the link

Department of Education
Out of Home Care supports children and young people in OOHC to achieve at school

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)

Family and Community Services

Family relationships online

Foster Parents Support Network (FPSN)


International Foster Care Association
A network dedicated to the promotion and support of family foster care all over the world


La Perouse Access Point
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Leaving Care

Mirabel Foundation
Assists children who have been effected by parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family. - www.mirabelfoundation.org.au

My Time
MyTime groups provide facilitated peer support for mums, dads, grandparents and anyone caring for children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. Socialise and share ideas and information with others who understand the rewards and intensity of caring for a child with special needs. http://www.mytime.net.au/

NSW Ombudsman
Is an independent and impartial watchdog. Their job is to make sure that the agencies they watch over fulfil their functions properly and improve their delivery of services to the public.
(a) - www.ombo.nsw.gov.au
(b) - Complaints


Safe Sleeping Practices

Water safety Practices
Swimming Pools Act 1992
Royal Life Saving Website

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
advocating for the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

Support for Carers
This national priority is exploring options for improving financial and non-financial support to grandparent, kinship and foster carers. More information.

What is a “health care card": Find out here

United Nations

Victims Services
Victims Services is part of the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General. Victims Services consists of the Victims Compensation Tribunal and the Victims of Crime Bureau. They offer victims of violent crime access to a range of supports and services, including counselling, financial assistance and victims compensation. For more information please see the attached link: www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/vs

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