For a family who is separating, or have separated, there can be many practical and emotional issues. Getting timely and appropriate advice is crucial to helping them respond to their situation.
The Ballarat Family Law Pathways Network, one of over 30 Pathways Networks around Australia funded by the Federal Attorney-General’s Department, was established in 2010 to support professionals working with these families in the Ballarat, Central Grampians and the Wimmera region. Centacare Ballarat is the auspice agency for the Ballarat Family Law Pathways Network.
The Network supports practitioners to work collaboratively, maintain strong working relationships, and develop appropriate referral mechanisms, across the broader family law system. The Network consists of a general membership of individuals and agencies, and a core Steering Committee of representatives from 13 organisations.
- Promotes awareness of services
- Network meetings
- Conducts multi-disciplinary training and professional development that is relevant and responsive
- Hosts events, forums and workshops to educate, allow information sharing, and networking for those attending
- Hosts an Information and Referral Kiosk at the court during the first three days of each circuit to Ballarat of the Federal Circuit Court
Membership is free and open to all who work with separating or separated families, who are interested in strengthening relationships with other practitioners, and you participate as you wish.