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COVID-19 has created an unprecedented challenge for all of us

Fin WA is supporting the measures recommended by the Government to minimise the spread of the virus for our clients, staff, stakeholders and the broader community.

To this end, we have had to make changes to how we deliver our service and continue to support families involved in the child protection system.

While it is not possible to provide face to face service at the moment, we will provide services via telephone calls and video conferencing.  If you do not have access to a phone or data, we will work with the Department to ensure this is made available to you.

We remain committed to providing families information, support and advocacy, to the highest quality that we have always aimed for.

This situation is challenging and difficult, none more so than for families who are already stressed, feeling vulnerable and worrying about their children if they are in the care system.

You can contact us in the usual way:  email to info@finwa.org.au; or phone 9328 6434

See our above link for documents to help at this time under COVID-19 Information.

The Family Inclusion Network of Western Australia Inc. (Fin WA Inc.) provides advocacy and support services to parents and family members who have had their children placed in ‘out of home care’ i.e. foster care or relative care. Families who seek our assistance are involved with statutory workers from the department of Child Protection & Family Support. Parents who are at risk of having their children placed in care, grandparents and other affected family members can also access the service.

Fin WA’s mission is to ‘have a child protection system that is respectful and inclusive of parents, family, and community as key stakeholders’.

This website provides information about the statutory authority and legal processes involved when the Department of Child Protection & Family Support becomes involved in a family’s life. This website also seeks to provide insight and understanding into the grief, loss and dis-empowerment experienced by parents and family members when a child is placed in ‘out of home care’.

Please consider the various sections of our website, however, if you require further information or you would like to speak to us, or you would like to make a comment about our service, you are most welcome to contact us.

The Experiences of Parents and Families with Children and Young People in Care – Research Paper

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