This year, the National Permanency Conference is back bigger and better than ever! 

This national conversation on child welfare and permanency is not to be missed. If you are part of the child welfare sector, a carer, politician, academic, policy maker or part of our community, then register your interest in NPC2022 to have your say! 

NPC2022 will bring together several groups, including community, sector, those with lived experience, and international and local experts. We will also hear from politicians and government around the country on progress of their commitment to permanency for children.

The conference will also include a national roundtable and live Q&A sessions to provide feedback on changes needed throughout Australia.  

Save the date and join us in connecting with national guests and leaders in child welfare and ensure that your voice is at the table! 

This year, the conference will also include an additional day on the agenda to focus on trauma education in schools.  

Topics for the conference are in line with our National Commitment Plan for Children and Young People to Thrive. The topic ‘Trauma-informed Community & Practice for Healing’ will be the topic for our education day. 


25rd & 26th October – National Permanency Conference

  • Integrating the voices of children and young people
  • Keeping families together and supported within community
  • Improve timeliness of permanency
  • Support carers to care for children and young people
  • Work together to share data and information
  • Aboriginal led solutions locally implemented
  • Nurture and support care leavers and young people to thrive

27th October – Education Conference

  • Trauma-informed community and practice for healing

Super early bird tickets will be on sale soon and we’ll be in touch with their release. 

Our program is still in the process of being finalised, but if you would like to express your interest in speaking opportunities, please email us.

Be sure to register your interest and you’ll be able to receive updates on speakers, sponsors, and programming from us.