Our partners

“Sharing our intimate knowledge of community enables the best outcomes for our kids in care”Craig Ardler SCMSAC CEO

WCF are proud to be partnered with the William Campbell Foundation (WCF).

SCMSAC and WCF have partnered together to better support Aboriginal children, young people and families. Our priority is to ensure that Aboriginal children and young people in Foster Care have access to their culture and community.

What our Partnership means

The objective of our partnership is to work together to share knowledge and skill for the develoment and delivery of programs and services to Aboriginal and non Aboriginal children, young people and carers.

Some of our joint work together will involve:

  • Carer Recruitment and Training
  • Cultural Planning
  • Staff Training
  • Sharing Resources
  • Joint Community Events
  • Joint camps and Programs for our children and young people
  • Support Aboriginal children and young people to be placed in line with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Placement Principles

Click below to watch a video of WCF CEO Sonia Liddicoat and SCMSAC CEO Craig Ardler discussing the partnership.

Becoming a Foster Carer

William Campbell Foundation and South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Permanency Support Program’s are for children and young people who are unable to live at home for various reasons.

The Permanency Support Programs focus on guardianship, family restoration and long term foster care.

Together we aim to lower the number of children placed into out of home care in NSW. We will work together with focus on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Placement Principles in ensuring Aboriginal children and young people are supported culturally. Children and young people have the right to grow up being connected to their cultural.

Both agencies provide 24/7 after hours support, a generous tax free allowance, regular home visits, ongoing professional training and caseworker support.