Important note:

This web page has been established in relation to the Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) Reform Project - Independent Reference Group, an independent body established by the Department of Communities in April 2019.  Members of the reference group include representatives from the: Noongar Family Safety and Wellbeing Council; Alliance for Children and Risk; Children’s Policy Advisory Council; Aarnja; CREATE Foundation and the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS).  The reference group is led by the WACOSS-nominated independent co-chairs, Professor Maria Harries AM PhD GAICD (Adjunct Professor, Curtin University; Senior Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia) and Professor Dawn Bessarab PhD BSW Hons (Director Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health, The University of Western Australia).


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