Anglicare (NSW South, West & ACT) proudly confirms the establishment of a consortium with MacKillop Family Services to deliver the newly launched Permanency Support Program – Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) as part of the Out of Home Care reforms in NSW.
The partnership ensures continuity of therapeutic approaches across both agencies. This will be particularly important for young people transitioning from one part of the ITC service system to another, or moving to a step-down option in cases where they return home, are placed with kin or placed into a new permanent family.
The decision to form a consortium not only maximises shared resources but will allow young people to access integrated services across a wide geographical area, in both city and rural communities. Both agencies have adopted the Sanctuary Model as their therapeutic framework, and are approved Permanency Support Program (PSP) providers offering the full range of Prevention and Permanency services for children, young people and their families.
“Through our shared journey implementing the Sanctuary model the relationships between staff of both agencies is already deep,” said Anglicare CEO, Jeremy Halcrow. “We are looking forward to working together in this new collaborative partnership with MacKillop Family Services for the benefit of highly vulnerable children, young people and their families.”
Anglicare and MacKillop are strongly aligned with common values drawn from the Christian faith, and a shared commitment to caring for vulnerable people and supporting their healing and full participation in society.
“The new ITC program represents a historic shift in the provision of therapeutic care in NSW,” said MacKillop Family Services CEO, Dr Robyn Miller.
“MacKillop and Anglicare have significant experience in creating and sustaining care environments which support healing from the traumatic impact of abuse, neglect and disrupted attachment. We are excited to be working together to provide therapeutic, trauma informed care to children, young people and their families, guided by the Sanctuary Model.”
MacKillop is nationally recognised as a leading provider of specialised trauma-informed children’s welfare services.
Anglicare is a highly experienced provider of therapeutic residential care. Founded in Goulburn, Anglicare has a 90 year history providing child welfare and crisis services in the Southern NSW region.