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Social work students are increasingly being asked to act as advocates – and that’s a good thing

on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:42
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Social work students are increasingly being asked to act as advocates – and that’s a good thing

As the below article suggests, to gain experience first hand of how parents are treated by the child protection department you intend to work for is invaluable. It may mean you wish to never end up being like the other staff you will be working for.

Please email us if you are interested in acting as a support person for someone in your area today. No one will know that you have found your family through Luke's Army, we offer this service only as a way of helping to improve the child protection system.

You may also like to check out the Luke's Army support group on facebook where you are

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FACS NSW Hotline supervisors failed test

on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 09:22
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FACS NSW Hotline supervisors failed test

Failed: Seven out of 14 caseworkers who were unable to achieve a pass when they applied for a team leader role were already working more senior roles. Photo: Sean Davey

Many caseworkers are employed as senior supervisors at the state's child protection hotline despite having failed the application process for the role.

Internal documents obtained by Fairfax Media show that seven of the 14 caseworkers who failed to achieve a pass when they applied for the role of team leader were already acting in the more senior position.

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Foster children are being ignored by the authorities

on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:46
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Foster children are being ignored by the authorities

"The children we support make the role of foster carer completely worthwhile." Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

This time last year we were going though our fostering assessment process, attending medicals, sitting through days and days of in-depth training sessions and facing a panel of experts. We thought that was the biggest challenge to be addressed – to be approved as foster carers.

We were confident in our abilities. We have been married for almost 30 years; our children are fully grown, independent and working. We are even grandparents!

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Tasmania Debate on children's advocate role

on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 16:25
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Tasmania Debate on children's advocate role

The early departure of Tasmania's Children's Commissioner has ignited debate about the powers of the role.

Aileen Ashford is standing down from the office in June, with five months remaining on her contract.

Ms Ashford complained her role lacked the powers needed to make a difference.

The Children's Minister Michelle O'Byrne will not commit to increasing the powers of the Children's Commissioner.

"The question becomes is it a situation where we want the Children's Commissioner to be something else and that becomes a broader conversation than one between myself and the Commissioner for