Hi everyone and welcome to the new and improved edition of the South Australian Family Law Pathways Network (SAFLPN) Newsletter. We hope you enjoy this new format. There are a number of featured articles which we trust will be of interest to you.
The SAFLPN has been extremely busy since the last Newsletter, including distributing a new brochure for the SAFLPN Kiosk. The Kiosk is the information and referral service which is held at the Family Law Courts on duty days (Monday - Wednesday, 9:30am - 1pm). An article about the role and functions provided by the Kisok was published in the March edition of the Law Bulletin, issued by the SA Law Society. Pathways has received some extremely positive feedback from many legal practitioners as well as the Court about the usefulness of the Kiosk since the article was published.
Pathways has also been heavily involved in the preparations for the annual Pathways Forum. On 9 May 2014, the SAFLPN held an all day Forum "The Child's Voice" at the Australian Institute of Social Relations. The Forum included many key speakers who are experts in dealing with children in the family law system. The Forum was opened by Dr Susan Cochrane, Adviser to the Attorney General. The Forum was a great success thanks to all involved. An article detailing the Forum is featured in this edition.
Pathways has also been making many plans and has some fantastic new initiatives in the pipeline for the remainder of 2014, including the development of a South Australian Pathways website, which plans to have a number of links and information relating to family law services and resources available via the various organisations in South Australia. Pathways hopes to have the final website up and running as soon as possible, so keep an eye out!
Pathways also continues to update and provide the Directory for Family Law Services in South Australia to Pathways Members at the commencement of each school term. If you are an agency which will be offering courses or events in the latter part of the year, please forward details of those services to the SA Pathways Project Officer, Rene Earles at email@example.com as soon as possible, so the Directory can be accurately updated for the Term 3.
If you would like to include anything else in the Pathways Newsletter or showcase a particular service, please contact the SAFLPN Project Officer on 8419 2000 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.