CAFFSA Sector Development and Training

In the pursuit of creating long-lasting change across our sector, a pivotal strategy was to create the CAFFSA Sector Development and Training portfolio to promote and deliver training and development opportunities across the sector. CAFFSA will provide and promote strong evidenced based training that will develop an engaged, connected, and resilient workforce.

Vision 

A sector that is supported by high quality training that contributes to the ongoing development of skilled, informed, committed, and a dedicated workforce.
A sector that is supported to continue to achieve positive outcomes and lasting change for children, young people and families.
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Mission

To deliver and provide access to training that is driven by sector need that embeds best practice approaches.

CAFFSA Training Values Statement

Our core values are reflected in all of our work

We believe quality training provides a strong foundation for resilient, confident, and competent workers

We believe that the use of a relational framework in our training provides opportunity to learn about; ourselves, our clients, our teams. It enables us to remain curious, attach meaning to new learning and facilitate connection

We ensure all training has a strong theoretical foundation that is linked to best practice approaches that include, trauma informed, culturally safe and child aware practices

We believe in training that is grounded in sector experience and have a strong commitment to work in partnership with our CAFFSA members and government agencies

We are committed to robust, tailored, and flexible training that is grounded in real practice examples, tools, strategies and templates

The CAFFSA Difference

  • We use a relational framework that is trauma informed and includes all aspects of the person being supported
  • Our training provides a context about how professional values and ways of communication impact upon service delivery
  • Our training grounds relevant theories and frameworks by utilising real practice examples, tools, strategies, and templates.
  • Our training also focuses upon individual professional benchmarks and ethical accountability that may sit outside a general organisational policy.

Beyond workshop participation our training encourages:

  • Participants to speak with leadership about what they have learnt during the training and work together to create change
  • Participant to build up trust and connections with their peers and leaders so that they can work together building up their knowledge base. We encourage participants to learn from and support each other. We call it Peering Up
  • Participants to incorporate training resources in their supervision and everyday practice

CAFFSA In-house training

CAFFSA is committed to delivering training throughout metro and regional South Australia and offers the flexibility to schedule and develop tailored training where and when you need it.

Each of our workshops can be delivered in its standard format or customised to suit the size and complexity of your organisation and the needs of your team.

We can also develop a needs-based training and/or help with the development and implementation of workforce and organisational practices and responses

We provide in-house training and customised packages to meet your organisations training needs including;
• Flexible delivery options
• Pre and post training consultation
• Organisational specific content

  • ACSA Community of Practice End of Year Celebration

    3 hrs
    Australian Children’s Safety Alliance (ACSA) Community of Practice Working with Perpetrators November 17th 2022
    Free
  • CAFFSA Consultation - Children and YP Safety Act Review

    2.5 hours
    Free
  • Safe Environments for Children and Young People "Through Their Eyes" - Full Day Online

    7.5 hrs
    Child safe environments are safe and friendly settings where children feel respected, valued, and encouraged to reach their full potential. Children and young people have a right to be safe and protected at all times. The Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 requires certain organisations provide a child safe environment.
    From $110.00
  • Safe Environments for Children and Young People "Through their Eyes" Online Refresher

    3 hrs
    Child safe environments are safe and friendly settings where children feel respected, valued, and encouraged to reach their full potential. Children and young people have a right to be safe and protected at all times. The Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 requires certain organisations provide a child safe environment. Safe Environments training needs to be renewed every 3 years.
    From $70.00
  • Writing Professional Case Notes and Client Records Workshop for Disability Services

    7.5 hours
    This 1 day workshop is based on best practice strategies for writing and recording client interactions across a broad range of disability service contexts. It will focus on frameworks specific to the disability sector that will support staff to evidence key NDIS expectations regarding duty of care and client consent, choice, and control.
    From $415.00
  • CAFFSA Meetings and Events

  • ACSA Community of Practice End of Year Celebration

    3 hrs
    Australian Children’s Safety Alliance (ACSA) Community of Practice Working with Perpetrators November 17th 2022
    Free
  • Parent and Family Peer Advocacy and Support Forum

    4 hours
    Life Without Barriers, Child and Family Focus SA and the Reily Foundation are pleased to host this sector forum on parent and family peer advocacy (parent advocacy) in child protection, facilitated by Dana Shen.
    Free
  • Sector Training

  • DCP Practice Approach Online Workplace Larning

    1 hour
    DCP Practice Approach Online Workplace Learning - Assessing carer capacity
    Free
  • Sector Meetings and Events

  • ACSA Community of Practice End of Year Celebration

    3 hrs
    Australian Children’s Safety Alliance (ACSA) Community of Practice Working with Perpetrators November 17th 2022
    Free