Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter

You are welcome to come to our meetings which happen 4 times per year. This is an opportunity to hear about the projects we are working on and to meet with other parents and workers who are interested in family inclusion.

Our next meeting is in February 2018 between 11 and 1. Watch this space (or our Facebook page) for updates about the location and speakers. We hope to see you there. 

Our meeting on May 10th 2017 had lots of parents attending for the first time. We heard from two parents, Michael and Ang, about their experiences. We also had carers in attendance which is vital to improve family inclusion. So thanks to those carers for coming along. 

At our February 2017 meeting on the Central Coast we heard from Neisha Shepherd, an experienced care and protection lawyer. Neisha provided ideas and information about navigating the legal system as a parent. Information is power!

At our November 2016 meeting we networked and had the opportunity to hear about the importance of listening to parents when domestic violence is an issue. Who knows best about the impact and experience of family violence? Families experiencing family violence!


Gillian Calvert OA, the former Commissioner for Children and Young People and current board member of Life Without Barriers,