Act for Kids will open its doors to the western suburbs of Sydney later this year. Thanks to philanthropic funding, Act for Kids now has the opportunity to provide specialist support to children and families with the opening of a new therapy centre.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report on child protection shows there were 15,074 children confirmed as abused or neglected in New South Wales, the highest number of substantiations recorded in the country. The new centre will go a long way to catering for the number of children requiring support and treatment.
The private donor from Sydney made their way to our Brisbane centre to grasp a better understanding of the work Act for Kids does. As a result of their funding and commitment, Act for Kids will be able to deliver its free services to kids and families in New South Wales.
The Sydney centre will provide an Integrated Therapy Service to help children and young people who have experienced trauma from abuse and neglect. Our specialist team of psychologists, speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists work together within a child development framework to conduct a full assessment, develop a personal treatment plan and provide ongoing therapeutic support.
Stay tuned for more information