Membership

Become a CAFFSA Member

Organisational Membership
Full membership is available to not-for-profit organisations, local government and community health service units providing child, youth and family welfare services in South Australia, and upon application and approval by Board.



For more information email admin@childandfamily-sa.org.au

Organisational Membership


Fee: 0.075% of total audited revenue on Child, Youth and Family services.

  • Voting rights at our AGM and other members’ meetings
  • A full subscription to all our member communications

  • The opportunity to join any of our member networks
  • The opportunity to provide feedback on policy and practice
  • Discounted rates for selected training
  • Practical support and the chance to cross-promote through sector communications

  • CAFFSA networks, advocacy, sector employment opportunities, training resources and practice development opportunities

Get Involved

CAFFSA offers a range of meetings, forums and working groups for members to participate in.

CAFFSA CEO FORUM

Purpose:
To bring together key leaders in the industry on specific issues as they arise.
Who:
CAFFSA Member CEO’s or nominated representees
Frequency:
CEO Forums are held on a quarterly basis as the need and opportunity arises.

Click HERE to nominate for this forum 

Policy & Advocacy
Advisory Committee

Purpose:
To bring member organisations together to contribute to sector wide policy development and advocacy efforts that direct, influence and inform changes in government policy, practice and legislation. It also is used to direct CAFFSA in its advocacy on behalf of our membership. These meetings are chaired by a nominated full members and secretariat support provided by CAFFSA. It is also a forum for CAFFSA Network chairs to report specific sector issues/concerns
Who:
Open to full CAFFSA members by EIO from members  by discernment of the member organisation.
CAFFSA Network Forum Chairs are required at these meetings?
Associate members? – no voting rights
Frequency:
First Wednesday of the month from 10.00am – 11.30pm

Click HERE to register to attend the next meeting

Care Concerns Working Group

Purpose:
A Working Group to gather sector expertise and knowledge on care concern management. Discussing issues and concerns, identifying opportunities to inform improvements and communicate the needs of the sector with recommendations on actions being made to the Policy and Advocacy Sub Committee.
Who:
It is highly recommended that those attending this discussion have an excellent working knowledge of the care concern process, are involved with, or oversee the care concern management process within the own organisation.
Frequency:
6 weekly

Click HERE to register to attend the next working group

Transitions in Care Working Group

Purpose:
A Working Group to gather sector expertise and knowledge on transitions in care. Including, transitions in to care, between placements and placement types, and transitions to independent living for young people. From these discussions, recommendations on actions will be made to the Policy and Advocacy Sub Committee.
Who:
It is recommended that those attending this discussion are familiar with placement processes and have an excellent understanding of various transitions that can occur for a child or young person once they enter Care. Staff from all levels of organisations are encouraged to attend.
Frequency:
6 weekly

Click HERE to register to attend the next working group

CAFFSA Residential Care Network Forum

Purpose:
Network forums for Residential Care Providers, meetings to feature opportunities for information exchange, advocacy and networking. Bringing together sector expertise and knowledge to inform policy, advocacy and practice improvements across the sector.
Who:
It is recommended that attendees to this session are able to represent their organisation.
Frequency:
Quarterly

Click HERE to register to attend the next next Network Forum

CAFFSA Family Based Care Network Forum

Purpose:
Network forum for Family Based Care providers, meetings to feature opportunities for information exchange, advocacy and networking. Bringing together sector expertise and knowledge to inform policy, advocacy and practice improvements across the sector.
Who:
It is recommended that attendees to this session are able to represent their organisation.
Frequency:
Quarterly

Click HERE to register to attend the next next Network Forum

CAFFSA Intensive Family Support Services Network Forum
(including Family Preservation and Reunification) 

Purpose:
Network forum for Family Support Services, meetings to feature opportunities for information exchange, advocacy and networking. Bringing together sector expertise and knowledge to inform policy, advocacy and practice improvements across the sector.
Who:
It is recommended that attendees to this session are able to represent their organisation.
Frequency:
Quarterly

Click HERE to register to attend the next next Network Forum

Care Concerns working group

Purpose:
A Working Group to gather sector expertise and knowledge on care concern management. Discussing issues and concerns, identifying opportunities to inform improvements and communicate the needs of the sector with recommendations on actions being made to the Policy and Advocacy Sub Committee.
Who:
It is highly recommended that those attending this discussion have an excellent working knowledge of the care concern process, are involved with, or oversee the care concern management process within the own organisation.
Frequency:
6 weekly  

Click HERE to register to attend the next working group

Transitions in Care Working Group

Purpose:
A Working Group to gather sector expertise and knowledge on transitions in care. Including, transitions in to care, between placements and placement types, and transitions to independent living for young people. From these discussions, recommendations on actions will be made to the Policy and Advocacy Sub Committee.
Who:
It is recommended that those attending this discussion are familiar with placement processes and have an excellent understanding of various transitions that can occur for a child or young person once they enter Care. Staff from all levels of organisations are encouraged to attend.
Frequency:
6 weekly  

Click HERE to register to attend the next working group

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CAFFSA Residential Care Network Forum

Purpose:
Network forums for Residential Care Providers, meetings to feature opportunities for information exchange, advocacy and networking. Bringing together sector expertise and knowledge to inform policy, advocacy and practice improvements across the sector.
Who:
It is recommended that attendees to this session are able to represent their organisation.
Frequency:
Quarterly 

Click HERE to register to attend the next next Network Forum

CAFFSA Family Based Care Network Forum

Purpose:
Network forum for Family Based Care providers, meetings to feature opportunities for information exchange, advocacy and networking. Bringing together sector expertise and knowledge to inform policy, advocacy and practice improvements across the sector.
Who:
It is recommended that attendees to this session are able to represent their organisation.
Frequency:
Quarterly 

Click HERE to register to attend the next next Network Forum

CAFFSA Intensive Family Support Services Network Forum 
(including Family Preservation and Reunification) 

Purpose:
Network forum for Family Support Services, meetings to feature opportunities for information exchange, advocacy and networking. Bringing together sector expertise and knowledge to inform policy, advocacy and practice improvements across the sector.
Who:
It is recommended that attendees to this session are able to represent their organisation.
Frequency:
Quarterly 

Click HERE to register to attend the next next Network Forum

Our Members

Child and Family Focus SA (CAFFSA) is also the principle industry association supporting those not-for-profit organisations who provide various forms of prevention and early intervention, family support, out of home care [including foster care and residential care], and other child protection and child safety services. We represent small, medium and large community service organisations across South Australia in metropolitan and country locations, and act in the interests of children, young people and their families.