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What our NGO partners think about the Quality Assurance Framework (QAF)

What our NGO partners think about the Quality Assurance Framework (QAF)


I am so excited about this development, so
want to be involved I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for
both the kids and for the workers. And the system, obviously, in particular for the children
and young people we work with and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. I think there’s potential for some quality
information in time to come for Aboriginal children In terms of the opportunities to understand
what’s important for them, how we measure what’s important for them, how we measure
their identity, their family connection, their connection to their culture and their heritage.
I think this is a wonderful opportunity to look at how we can measure those wellbeing outcomes. It’s about giving them their cultural connection and
their identity within their communities. As long as there’s some understanding and flexibility,
and that we as Aboriginal people see and do things a little bit different. But our needs
are the same as everybody else. I think the biggest benefit for the children
will be the fact that our teams, and our organisation and then later the sector will be able to
answer that never ending hard question of how do we know. As caseworkers working with kids in out of
home care, we often get caught up in the current immediacy of our work and often forget that
vision and the vision is the outcome and the future of these kids. And it’s an absolute must and very very
exciting.

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