DoCS case workers, their families, friends and plenty of young faces assembled in the Domain behind Parliament House in Sydney on the evening of 14 March for a candle light vigil over the outsourcing of foster care in DoCS.
Child protection is public business
Read the damning evidence of the negative affects of outsourcing out-of-home care to the non-government sector on vulnerable children in need.
The government is outsourcing foster care
At issue are the lives of extremely vulnerable children who have been placed into the state's legal care by the NSW Children's Court. No government should be allowed to shift its responsibility to provide these children high-level care and protection.
It's clear our government doesn't care about the children. They just want to wipe their hands clean - and they're putting children at risk.