Hello from the Minister
As the Minister of Family of Community Services in NSW I am responsible for you and other young people in care.
My hope is that the adults in your life create a home for you where you feel safe and supported. As a young adult, building and maintaining connections with friends, family, and the community is important as you develop your identity of who you are, and who you want to be. It is my responsibility and wish that while you are in care you are given every support and service you need.
Inside you will find advice on how to ask your carers and caseworkers for answers to very important questions about your time in care.
In addition to this website there is also a booklet designed especially for you.
Setting goals and knowing how to achieve them especially when your life is changing and understanding all the things that are available to support you can be challenging. I want you to know that there are people in your community to support you to achieve your goals. Get involved in planning, so we can give you the support you need to become the person you want to be.
I always remember this quote which has helped me when I have had tough choices in my life; “Never be frightened of asking for advice. You don’t have to take it, but it helps to work out what to do”.
Pru Goward MP