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Foster and Kinship Care Week – media

There’s been a lot of media coverage about fostering and kinship caring this week.  The focus has been on the need for more carers. Here are some links: Our Canberra: https://www.act.gov.au/our-canberra/latest-news/2017/september/canberra-needs-foster-carers Fuse magazine: https://issuu.com/fusemagazine/docs/fuse54-cover-girl Canberra Times: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/first-adoption-by-a-samesex-couple-a-milestone-for-canberra-20170907-gycsr9.html City News:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSLPeseTz5 Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSLPeseTz5 ABC News: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-17/foster-families-push-adoption-canberra/8952558?pfmredir=sm

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New Carer Liaison Officer

A new Carer Liaison Officer was recently appointed. Here’s a brief introduction from them:     Hello, my name is Rowena Brockman and I am the new CLO.  I have worked within CYPS for the past ten years. I have held various positions which have included frontline child protection, working with children in out of […]

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Meeting with Minister Stephen-Smith

Issues Meeting with Minister     On August 30th, our Vice President, Judy Gleeson, met with Minister Rachael Stephen-Smith to discuss issues many carers are facing. It was good meeting and we covered a lot of ground.  Catherina O’Leary,  Director Change Management & Reform, Out of Home Care Taskforce, Child and Youth Protection Services also […]

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