ACCSA News

ACCSA National Forum 2017

Registration for The ACCSA National Training & Networking Forum, to be held in Glenelg SA, on October 24th & 35th, is now open.

Topics and presentations for The Forum include 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.

Registration discounts apply to staff of ACCSA Member Services and individuals who are ACCSA Supporters.

Download a registration form by clicking here.

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.

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.

New CCS Information Directory Now Online!

The Australian Government’s Attorney-General’s Department has provided a grant for ACCSA to produce an Online Information Directory.

The purpose of the Directory is to provide for more informed and safer decisions to be made about utilising a particular Children’s Contact Service, in order to facilitate contact between a parent and their child/ren.

ACCSA has invited all funded, full fee paying and privately operated services to lodge details about their CCS. The details of those services that responded can now be found on this website. An updated Waiting List from the information provided by those same services has also been made available.