Western region

Community Services Western region is geographically diverse and covers approximately 70 per cent of NSW, in remote, rural and urban settings. The region is driven to providing a child-centred out-of-home care (OOHC) sector, recognising where possible, children and young people should remain within their community to maintain culture, identity and a connection to the community.

Western region covers the following networks: Riverina/Murray, Central West and Orana/Far West and has 24 Community Services Centres (CSCs).

Community Services carers are encouraged to transfer to one of the accredited OOHC agencies in the Western region, which can be found on the Fostering NSW website.

Western region is dedicated to offering wrap-around supports to children and young people in care though government and non-government organisations. Additionally, Western region is strongly focused on increasing restorative practices that support families and keep children within their family and kin network.

Delivering OOHC reform — Western regional activities

  • Establishment of the Regional Implementation Group (RIG) and Future Directions Forum (FDF).
  • Signing of a partnership agreement between Barnardos and Miyan Munga (Aboriginal organisation) to provide foster and kincare services for Aboriginal children in Cowra and Orange.
  • Established a joint Community Services/NGO project focusing on restoration.
  • Establishment of the Western Regional Placement Matching Panel.
  • Establishment of two Community Services Child & Family Regional Units (CFRU).
  • Soon to establish an Aboriginal Working Group.

Find out more

To discuss your options for transferring, call the Western Region Carer Transfer Information Line: (02) 6937 9456.

For further information about the transition, email: info@tponsw.com.au.

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)