UnitingCare Burnside (Burnside) is a leading child and family organisation in NSW and part of the UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families Service Group of UnitingCare NSW.ACT.
Our services work directly with disadvantaged children, young people and families in programs for early intervention and child wellbeing, child protection and out-of-home care. In fact, Burnside has a history of providing out-of-home care in NSW for more than 100 years.
Burnside has more than 80 programs across 27 locations in the South Western Sydney, Western Sydney, Central Coast, Mid North Coast and Orana Far West regions.
In 2010/2011, Burnside assisted more than 13,000 service users and a significant proportion accessed more than one of our programs. We provide services across the continuum of care to support healthy relationships, encourage positive change through education and learning, and build strong, resilient communities.
Our child-centred, family-focused approach is informed by research and evaluation. We advocate alongside our services users, with the aim of breaking the cycle of disadvantage through making positive social change and influencing public and social policy.
Children and young people (birth to 25 years) make up 65 per cent of our service users.
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