9 December 2021

November at Fams: Monthly Wrap

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We’d like to take the opportunity to reflect and update you on the highlights of November 2021 for the Fams team.


  • Fams was overwhelmed with expressions of interest for individual or group coaching opportunities supported through ACWA under the Social Sector Transformation Fund to provide free advisory and information services to eligible small-medium NGOs. Within one week of going live, we had 112 registrations for 100 slots. We have closed expressions of interest but are committed to providing a service to all who registered directly with us. Coaching sessions have already commenced and will continue to be scheduled throughout early 2022.
  • Fams was pleased to be In Conversation With AbSec for the launch of the Aboriginal Case Management Policy for Early Intervention. The ACMP, designed for caseworkers and practitioners, was developed through an engagement process involving Aboriginal communities, AbSec and DCJ. The ACMP is designed to achieve safety and wellbeing for vulnerable Aboriginal children and young people by keeping them with or returning them to family and connected to their community and culture. In case you missed it, you can watch the video.
  • The COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Taskforce continues to meet fortnightly, as does the Child Wellbeing Strategies Sub-committee, chaired by our CEO.
  • Fams continues participation on the University of Sydney, Research Centre for Children and Families Supporting the Woman, Supporting the Mother Study Advisory Group.
  • Fams continues to co-host, with DCJ, the Family Preservation program monthly improvement Q&A.
  • We continue to hear from you regularly through our fortnightly Practice Conversations.
  • We provided individual support to organisations on issues that matter to them.