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Sarah's Soundbite: October

Across Victoria there is anticipation around reunions with family, friends and the activities we enjoy, with the COVID-19 vaccination rate rapidly closing in on 80 per cent and the state reopening.

Helpdesk Top 5: September

Read answers to top up your knowledge on COVID-19 vaccinations and other timely topics. Got a question on your mind? NDS members can ask the Helpdesk.

RC considers First Nations children in WA secure care and foster care

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The Commission heard about ‘Connor’, a First Nations boy with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and hearing loss.

Connor’s foster carer ‘Leah’ said the WA Department provided limited information about his health, and little training on cultural support or disability, when she took him into care. A focus was Leah’s efforts to have Connor assessed for FASD which the Department resisted, despite multiple practitioners recommending it.

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