This year’s conference brought together more than 1,000 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. They heard 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 was designed to represent the practice conference theme of Hopeful Practice: Partnering for change. The 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.