ACCSA News

NEW BOARD / NEW LIFE MEMBERS

ACCSA welcome a full Board to its 2018 after completing its AGM – new members include Pip Northam, Michelle Kelly, Karlita and Annette Rogers. Life membership was conferred to Jenny Kell, Melanie Ryan and Terry Quinn.

 

Family Law Review Submission

ACCSA has lodged its submission to the Family Law Review with an emphasis upon: * The need for regulation and accreditation of ALL CCSs in Australia * The need for a qualification baseline for staff as a component of that accreditation process * The need for the development of training for the core functions of CCS practice – the ACCSA submission can be found in the Publications section of the Members area on this website

 

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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