Who should attend
This course has been developed for disability workers and advocates, community service workers, family support workers and case managers who may have the opportunity to support parents with intellectual or other cognitive disabilities.
The purpose of this course is to equip workers in the disability and community sectors to work effectively with parents with cognitive disability by providing support to reduce the disadvantage experienced in care and protection proceedings.
The course will be interactive, providing a sound understanding of the care and protection system and relevant law through a variety of case examples. It will stimulate practical ideas for assisting parents with cognitive disability to ‘make sense of the system’, and to respond to systemic expectations if they are to retain or regain care of their children.
Outcomes from the workshop
By the end of this workshop it is expected that participants will be able to:
- Know the rights of parents with cognitive disability
- Understand the operation of the child care and protection system and child care and protection law in NSW
- Be aware of parental rights with regards to adoption, restoration and contact when their children have been removed
- Support parents with cognitive disability through care and protection processes including establishment, removal, contact, adoption, appeals and restoration
- Understand the social, emotional and financial implications for parents when their children are removed and how support can be provided
To register for a course please choose your venue and date and then enter your details for that course – there is no charge, but numbers are limited. This registration form is hosted within the CCWT registration/database system, so a new window from that site will open for you to enter your details.
You will notice our registration system has changed from earlier DJP courses, as we have installed a new database registration system. We are aware that a few people have had problems with this registration system when using some early versions of Internet Explorer (version 9 and below).
So, if you do experience difficulties registering for this course we recommend using another web browser to access the system – such as Chrome or Firefox, or access the registration system using your mobile phone or tablet. If you continue to experience issues or need help completing the form, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org