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9 March 2018 -The release of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Child protection Australia 2016–17, holds few surprises for organisations working in the child protection sector. In every jurisdiction across Australia, the numbers of children receiving child protection services has risen, with almost three-quarters or 74% of these children repeat clients. The report, shows that over 168,000 children or 1 in 32 children-received child protection services in 2016–17.
12 February 2018 – The Benevolent Society, Australia’s first charity, launches its first Philanthropy in the Pub event for 2018, focussing on advocacy and its ability to change social policy. Can it? Can advocacy influence politicians to change laws or business leaders to change behaviour?
12 February 2018 - The Benevolent Society’s Post Adoption Resource Centre (PARC) will host an Adoption Connections meeting in Burwood on 27 February to provide information and support for people affected by adoption.
7 February 2018 - The Benevolent Society welcomes the West Australian Government’s decision to contract four Noongar Aboriginal – controlled organisations to work with families in danger of having their children taken into out-of-home-care. It is a sign that some governments recognise the benefits of community involvement in caring for children, and that there are better ways to protect Aboriginal children and families than the accelerated child removal programs currently in place.
16 January 2018 - The Benevolent Society, Australia’s first charity, today hosted the official opening of its Illawarra office. The new office, as announced in July, is on the University of Wollongong (UOW)’s Innovation Campus. It is the first time The Benevolent Society has had an office to service the Illawarra. Most of the multidisciplinary services will focus on disability clinical provision.
31 October 2017 – The Benevolent Society, Australia’s first charity, today announced the exceptional fourth year results of its Social Benefit Bond, a five-year Intensive Family Support service, funded by private and institutional investors and developed in partnership with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Institutional Bank, NSW Treasury and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).
23 October 2017 – The Benevolent Society, Australia’s first charity, today announced a strategic partnership with My Disability Matters, an online social network designed for people with disabilities and their families, friends and carers.
28 September 2017 – Our fears about ageing prevent us from ageing well, but those fears are based on falsehoods. This was the major finding from new research released today by Australia’s first charity, The Benevolent Society.
21 September 2017 – The Benevolent Society’s Post Adoption Resource Centre (PARC) will host an Adoption Connections meeting in Coffs Harbour on Monday, 16 October 2017 to provide information and support to people affected by adoption.