“A Place for Healing” were the words used by Indigenous artist Frances Belle Parker to describe Royal Far West. “To me, it means that families can come here, be listened to, feel safe and supported while receiving the help required.”
With her Aunty Lois working as the Royal Far West School’s Aboriginal Education Officer for a number of years, Frances has a deep, personal connection to Royal Far West that goes back to her childhood.
It is a history of stories like these and our long record of supporting Aboriginal children, families and communities in rural and remote Australia that motivated us to demonstrate our commitment through the development and launch our REFLECT Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our REFLECT RAP also allows Royal Far West to truly reflect and celebrate the great work we already do, whilst considering our next steps and how we can continue to improve.
Royal Far West is passionately committed to ensuring we provide culturally safe and accountable health, education and disability services as well as advocate for equal access to services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families, organisations and communities.
Today, around one quarter of our client families identify as Aboriginal, and we reach children from some of the most remote communities in Australia using modern approaches and technologies.
Read more about one such special project: a proud partnership with Sony Foundation.