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Our CEO & Board

We welcome you to CareSouth’s 2016 – 2017 Annual Report. We are proud to present who we are, our achievements, challenges and the great work our people do across the organisation.


Our Year In Focus

  • All Staff Development Day
  • Pyjama Day
  • Media Training for ELG
  • ACWA Board Meeting
  • Won Employer of Choice, Excellence in Community Services (not for profit) and Business of the Year at the Shoalhaven Business Chamber Awards
  • ACWA Conference
  • ACWA Board Meeting
  • CEO Forum
  • ELG Western Road Trip
  • ACWA Ethics Committee
  • CEO Forum
  • SPBA Leadership Compass Launch
  • Staff End of Year function, Mercure, Gerringong
  • Met with Minister Hazzard
  • John Dorahy became Chairman of the Board and Rebecca Keen became Deputy Chairman
  • CEO Forum
  • Shoalhaven Business Forum
  • Children in Care Collective Meeting
  • ACWA Meeting
  • ACWA Board Meeting and Strategic Planning Meeting
  • International Women’s Day, WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
  • Tender Response Workshop
  • TPV Accreditation
  • Children in Care Collective Meeting
  • Office of the Children’s Guardian Audit commences
  • Shoalhaven Business Forum
  • Foster Care Single Invited Proposal Submission
  • ACWA Board Meeting
  • Women In Business High Tea, Guest Speaker – Deb Tozer, Cambewarra Estate Winery
  • CEO Forum
  • Therapeutic Care Framework Training for staff commences
  • Safeguarding Children Declaration signings across the whole organisation
  • Children in Care Collective Meeting
  • ACWA Meeting
  • Kerryn Boland Farewell
  • Partnering with University of Wollongong to support work placements in Education and Community Services
  • University of Wollongong Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Partnership

Hear from one of our Foster carers about our EVERY DAY work

Our Footprint


Our reach is great and has expanded throughout regional New South Wales and the Southern Tablelands, now providing services across five regions. 

Strengthening our Practice with Aboriginal children, young people and families

CareSouth is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and is committed to making a positive contribution to them and their future.

Aboriginal girls

Policy & Research

CareSouth is committed to building a culture of research and evaluation to our practices. Establishing the importance of Policy and Research and our six core principles that underpin our work with children, adults, families, each other and all our stakeholders.


Compliance & Legal

The past financial year has been an exceptionally busy time for CareSouth with Accreditations across numerous CareSouth services.

Ladies flower

Practice Framework

The CareSouth Practice Framework captures the foundations of our work with children, young people, families and people with disabilities. It brings together the key principles, approaches and understandings that help CareSouth to improve lives, every day. During the year, our Practice Framework was revised in a fresh, easy-read format, allowing us to better embed the person-centred, trauma-informed and safety-focused work we do.


Beyond our Core Business

CareSouth’s vision to create a positive future for the children and young people we work with every day was a key factor in the development and launch of The Homework Hub two years ago.


Support Services

Our Services

Corporate Services

Manages our vehicle fleet and building infrastructure across our regions.

Our Services

Community Relations

Key drivers in keeping our staff and the communities we work in informed and engaged.

Our Services

Human Resources

Providing support and service to employee industrial relations within our organisation.

Our Services


The team implements and manages systems, computers and telecommunications for CareSouth’s everyday work practice.


Our Partners

2016/17 total donations


2016/17 total grants awarded



2017 Revenue


2016 Revenue