7 June 2023

Fams meets with Minister Kate Washington

Fams meets with Minister Kate Washington

Susan & Lauren met with the Minister, her Chief of Staff, and her Policy Advisor to advocate for our sector’s pressing issues.

Minister Washington expressed that she is fully committed to early intervention and prevention and looks forward to forming relationships with the sector. Fams’ first action is to host an online conversation with the Minister. Watch this space for more details!

The Minister welcomed Fams’ briefing on The Critical Role of NGOs in Delivering Family Preservation Services in NSW. She acknowledged the impact of the delayed decision on recommissioning and was compassionate about the challenges this places on services. The Minister committed to progressing this as a matter of urgency.

We also discussed the gravity of the findings from the Child Maltreatment Study and the opportunity for the new government to make a significant impact during their term.