JewishCare and The Benevolent Society to help vulnerable Jewish children
Every year a small number of Jewish children are removed from their families by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS), formerly known as DoCS.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between JewishCare and The Benevolent Society will ensure that Jewish children who require out-of-home care are given the maximum opportunity to be placed with a Jewish family.
JewishCare President Allan Vidor said “JewishCare views it as extremely important to ensure the best long term outcomes for these vulnerable families and to this end we are honoured to be working with one of the most respected organisations in NSW.”
As part of the MOU The Benevolent Society will provide information and conduct training for potential Jewish foster carers as well as assisting JewishCare to assess the appropriateness of applicants who have expressed the desire to be part of various foster care related programs.
Sam Weiss, President of The Benevolent Society said, “Our number one commitment is to ensure that children in foster care have stable and safe homes. An important part of our work is matchingeach child with a family or carer who can give them the most stable home possible, which often means finding a family with a similar background, or shared interests and beliefs to the child.
“JewishCare is well known for providing the highest levels care to the local community with experienced and professional staff. We see this arrangement as a partnership aimed at providing excellent outcomes for Jewish children in need.”
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Photo: Sam Weiss, Anne Hollonds (CEO Bensoc), Claire Vernon (CEO JewishCare), Allan Vidor