Royal Far West welcomes budget focused on rural health – encourages further investment in allied health

Royal Far West, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected children’s health charities, has welcomed the investment in rural and remote health in the Federal Budget, but echoes the calls of the National Rural Health Alliance that this is just the first step in properly funding rural and remote health. Royal Far West is pleased…

Changing the trajectory of childhood vulnerability in regional Australia

As part of our support and advocacy for country children, Royal Far West (RFW) has initiated a series of ‘Town Hall’ style community consultations to raise awareness of concerns about the state of children’s developmental health in rural and remote New South Wales. Gunnedah Town Hall panelists Last year’s report, The Invisible Children, published by…

ARACY Strategic Framework Submission

RFW has responded to the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) 2018 Report Card and their request for member’s input to their strategic planning for the next 5-10 years. RFW supports the early intervention and prevention aspects of the ARACY Priority Framework, as these align closely with our own strategic objectives.  At RFW,…

Hope for Change in Neuro-Disability Statistics

A 2017 report from The Kids Telethon Institute shows that nine out of ten young people in detention are found to have severe neuro-disability – but Royal Far West (RFW) believes there is hope for change with a radical rethink. RFW’s work with rural and remote children, families and communities provides a model of engagement…