Social Care Awards 2017

ghp Social Care Awards 2017 | 19 Best Out-Of-Home Child Care Provider – NSW & Most Innovative Small International Therapeutic Organisation - NSW SO170018 Since its inception in 1977, SAF has been delivering out-of-home care to vulnerable children and young people in Sydney, Australia. As an accredited not-for-profit organisation SAF provides restoration, foster care, residential care and after-care services all based on a therapeutic framework. Tracey outlines SAF’s services in greater detail, explaining how it works to support vulnerable children, young people and their families during what is often a traumatic and tough time. “Children and young people who have been removed from their families due to child protection issues are referred to our service by the Department of Family and Community Services. They may stay in SAF’s care for a short- period of time and be restored back to family or for a longer time until their 18th birthday. “In order to ensure that this transition, and their time with us, is as therapeutic and beneficial as possible, SAF’s purpose is to create a safe and supportive environment that inspires children and young people to be proud of the life they lead. The focus is on achieving best outcomes for children and young people through therapeutic practice. SAF has been delivering quality care for many years and has developed to a point where we can efficiently measure and evidence the positive outcomes for children and young people.” Looking to the future, there are a number of exciting developments for SAF which looks set to enhance the way it operates and enable it to support a wide range of service users. “SAF has recently applied for tenders which, if successful, will mean even more services being able to be delivered to vulnerable children, young people and families in Sydney Australia. These include new family preservation and restoration models and Aftercare support services. “SAF are also in the process of implementing a bespoke direct care software which will aid Casework and the measurement of outcomes, allowing us to operate more effectively and efficiently. These developments herald many invigorating opportunities for SAF and we are looking forward to taking advantage of these in the months and years ahead in providing quality care to children and young people in need.” Stretch-A-Family (SAF) provides a range of therapeutic Out of Home Care services for children and young people in New South Wales. We caught up with Acting CEO Tracey Rowe to find out more. Company: Stretch-A-Family Name: Tracey Rowe Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: 7/198-204 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia Telephone: +61 02 9569 6933