The voice of parents and families has always been central to the history and work of Fin WA. Since 2018 we have focused very specifically on developing a peer program that trains families who have been involved with the child protection system to walk alongside others and support them in their journey. Fin WA peer workers are called Family Partners.
Family Partners can provide a bridge between parents and the system, building courage and confidence for parents. They can also work to inform and influence systemic change of the child protection process by participating in consultations, training and research.
There is a process of training and assessment before being linked with families, and there is ongoing support and supervision for all volunteers within Fin WA.
To become volunteer with Fin WA you will be asked to:
- Attend an information session.
- If you are still interested, complete an expression of interest form.
- Agree to and sign the Code of Conduct, and Privacy and Confidentiality Policies.
- Commit to further training and assessment
- Become a Member of the Association
- Obtain a Police Clearance
A National Police Clearance is a requirement for any volunteer in Fin WA Inc.
Please note: Criminal records do not exclude you from becoming a volunteer, however, this depends on the nature of the offences committed and the time since they occurred. Copies of your Police Clearance/Criminal Record will be kept according to our confidentiality and privacy policies in your file.
Fin WA also commits to ensuring volunteer rights are upheld.
For more information about the volunteer and Family Partner roles at Fin WA, and to begin the process, please contact Jacquie: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 9328 6434 or 04011 032 308.