Phone:
02 9553 9100
Location:
42 Jubilee Avenue
Carlton, NSW 2218
Fax:
02 9553 8711

Family Services

St George Family Support Services' work is a strengths based, trauma informed practice and is grounded in NSW Family Services' nine Principles in Practice and five Statements of Premises.

Principles in Practice

  1. Staff and families work together in relationships based on trust and respect.
  2. Projects enhance families' capacities to support the growth and development of all family members - adults, youth and children.
  3. Projects affirm and strengthen families' social, cultural and racial identities and enhance their ability to function in a pluralist society.
  4. Projects are embedded in their communities and contribute to the community building process.
  5. Projects are flexible and responsive to emerging family and community needs.
  6. Principles of family support are modelled in all aspects of the project, including planning, management and administration.
  7. All members of a family should be safe from violence.
  8. Children should be provided with safe quality alternatives if it is deemed they can never live with their birth family.
  9. There is a recognition that families have multiple forms, not necessarily biologically based.

Statement of Premises

  1. Assuring the well being of families is a hall mark of a healthy society, and requires universal access to support programs and services.
  2. Family well being is linked to adequate economic and social supports.
  3. Families exist as part of an ecological system.
  4. Enabling families to build on their own strengths and capacities promotes the healthy development of all members of the family.
  5. The power of families to take action to improve the well being of their members is increased when they have access to information and resources.