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The Reily Foundation - What we do

The Reily Foundation - What we do

The Reily Foundation was set up to provide pro bono advocacy support to families who have had government intervention in the lives of their children.

The Reily Foundation is an Australian organisation that was established to advocate for parents whose children have been removed by the child protection services in your state or territory. We recognise that where possible children should have the right to be raised in a safe and supportive environment, preferably by their biological parent.

We acknowledge that in all the work we do the safety and well-being of children is paramount.

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New website for the National Office for Child Safety, updated links to important resources

New website for the National Office for Child Safety, updated links to important resources

There are a range of resources on the site which have been designed to support child safety, such as the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations which are available in 10 translated languages, and the Complaint Handling Guide: Upholding the Rights of Children and Young People, a resource to support organisations that work with children to appropriately respond to complaints involving children and help children feel safe.

 Other resources available on the site include a Guide for Parents and Carers, an Introductory Self-Assessment Tool for Organisations, and a National Principles poster. 

NOCS has also commissioned the development of new resources, which will...


Acknowledging great practice

Acknowledging great practice

Working in out-of-home care is challenging. We know so many of you are working hard every day to care for and support children and young people in care.

Whether you are working for the Department for Child Protection, non-government organisations or are caring for a child in your own home, we all play an important role in making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people in care.

From time to time, we hear some wonderful stories about people who go ‘above and beyond’ in their work to ensure children in care are safe, nurtured and helped...


Culture to blame for much of indigenous family violence

Culture to blame for much of indigenous family violence

We need to be wary of anything that comes from a right-wing group and from the Australian newspaper but we need to be aware of the arguments presented and evaluate their validity.

Adoption not always best for children

Prof Brid Featherstone and Prof Anna Gupta believe adoption is too stark in its severance of the legal relationship between those adopted and their birth family, and out of line with the emotional realities for most involved
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