About

Our Purpose

As a leading child welfare and care services provider in our communities, we work hard every day to provide a better future for the children, young people, families and people living with disabilities in our care. We are dedicated to our work because we believe that every child, person and family deserves the chance to live a full and functioning life.

Our Story

CASPA Services Ltd. is a non-denominational organisation which was formed in January 2017. CASPA Board and staff are passionate about providing support and protection to those most vulnerable in our communities. We are committed to conducting our work with compassion, transparency and evidence-based understanding.

As a leading child welfare and care services provider in our communities, we work hard every day to provide a better future for the children, young people, families and people living with disabilities in our care. We are dedicated to our work because we believe that every child, person and family deserves the chance to live a full and functioning life.

We currently employ over 660 staff across a variety of programs in NT, NSW & QLD, with this number growing rapidly.

CASPA actively advocates for child-safe practices and reporting, and wholeheartedly supports the findings of the Royal Commission.

Our organisation’s expertise is available to anyone affected by institutional abuse and we are willing and able to provide support and counselling services to help an individual’s recovery.

Our organisations name comes from our resident experts – the thoughtful consideration of children in care. Casper The Friendly Ghost was raised as a well-known story about a child living in limbo. The name resonated with the kids and staff because Casper, the ghost, is a child who needs a friend but is mostly invisible to the world.

And so with a slight spelling modification, it was settled. CASPA is proud of the inclusive way the name came about and how it embodies the work that we continue to do.

Our People

CASPA employs over 660 staff in NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory with offices located in Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Casino, Tweed Heads, Darwin and Katherine.

CASPA supports the professional development of all staff members through training programs and support.

We utilise a range of evidence-based therapeutic practices to assist those in our care, including Dr Bruce Perry’s Six Core Strengths For Healthy Childhood Development.

These core strengths are just as applicable to us as guiding principles in our workplace. Our teams value the inclusive, respectful, collaborative and supportive culture at CASPA.

Six Core Strengths For Healthy Childhood Development

1

Attachment

Forming relationships
2

Affiliation

Joining in
3

Self Regulation

Think before you act
4

Attunement

Awareness of others
5

Tolerance

Accepting differences
6

Respect

Yourself and others

Our Board

CASPA's Board of Directors are volunteers with backgrounds in Law, Finance, Social Services, Health, Disability, Early Childhood Education, Events Management, Out-of-Home Care and Real Estate.

Nicolas Harrison

Chairman & Director

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Naarah Rodwell

CEO and Company Secretary

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Natalie Woodhead-Tiernan

Treasurer & Director

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Donna Kildea

Board
Director

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Peter Frendin

Board
Director

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Ross Morgan

Board
Director

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Kate Webber

Board
Director

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Cliff Weeks

Board
Director

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Steven Wenzel

Board
Director

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Emily Beresford-Cane

Board
Director

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2022 Annual Report & Financial Statements

Select and download a copy of CASPA Services Ltd 2021-22 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement.

2021 Annual Report & Financial Statements

Select and download a copy of CASPA Services Ltd 2020-21 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement.

2020 Annual Report & Financial Statements

Select and download a copy of CASPA Services Ltd 2019-20 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement.

Work for us

Exceptional people work here

At CASPA the asset we value most is our teams of dedicated professionals. We are a sector employer-of-choice because we provide all our staff with role-specific training and development, the missing pieces that build a person's ongoing professional development.

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