ACCSA News

SAVE THE DATE – ACCSA AGM

The 2018 ACCSA AGM is scheduled to be conducted by teleconference on Friday March 2nd 2018 at 1pm AEDT.

Documentation for the meeting will be forwarded to all Member Services in the new year.

ACCSA National Forum 2017

The ACCSA National Training & Networking Forum has been completed, with practitioners from all over Australia gathering to share effective practice.

Topics and presentations for The Forum included Clients Who Use Ice, Grooming & Child Safety, Working With Men Who Use Violence In Their Relationship, Developing A Full Fee Paying CCS and The Application Of The CCS Guiding Principles For Privately Operated CCSs.

Forum Powerpoints and photo galleries will be available to ACCSA Members and Supporters in the Members Area of this website soon.

ACCSA Changes Membership Criteria

Changes made to the Rules of Association at the recent ACCSA AGM mean that membership eligibility has reverted to its original format.

This means that only government funded services can apply for full membership. Privately operated Children’s Contact Services no longer have access to a membership option with ACCSA. Those working in Private CCSs are encouraged to become ACCSA Supporters 2018, as individuals, and assist with the campaign for a uniform accreditation system. ACCSA Supporters working in Private Services will also be able to participate in facilitated, quarterly practice based teleconference in 2018.

The Association will continue  to lobby for and seek support for the implementation of regulation that requires that all CCS be accredited before any court order or referral is made to use a CCS.

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