This year’s conference brings together 1000 FACS child protection practitioners from across NSW to: network, discuss and revitalise their practice by exposing them to links between practice and relevant policy, new program developments and research hear from international and Australian experts contribute to our professional development receive and give peer support learn about successful initiatives provide feedback about future practice and professional development.

The logo has been designed with great care and thought to represent the practice conference theme of Hopeful Practice: Partnering for change.

This logo depicts a group of people working in unison together. The tree symbolises growth and the outcomes that result from their partnership. Leaves that have been blown from the tree are depicted in different autumn colours which are representative of change. A gentle wind comprised of Aboriginal dots and circles carries the leaves on their journey.

Details of the 2018 practice leadership forum

Date 4 September 2018

Venue ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.

Please note that only those registered specifically for the practice leadership forum are eligible to attend.

See more details here.

Details of the 2018 practice conference:

Date 5-6 September 2018

Venue ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.

Find out how to get to Sydney Olympic Park by clicking here.


Registrations close on 6 July 2018. Talk to your manager early about attending the practice conference. Your Director will need to give approval. Once you have approval, you will be given the link to register for the Practice Conference.


If you have any enquiries about the Conference, please contact Natalie Stephens:

Conference Manager

Phone: 02 9414 4983

Mobile: 0435 939 776