Our Journey

Winangay Resources exists to find stronger ways with Aboriginal Kids and Families.

In 2010, a group of concerned people Aunty Sue Blacklock, Paula Hayden, Gill Bonser came together due to their deep concern about the number of Aboriginal children in Out-of-Home Care and the lack of support for Aboriginal families. They were driven by a passion and determination to see change and better outcomes for Aboriginal Kids, Families and Communities. Karen Menzies joined and was followed by Flic Ryan this team was headed by Aunty Sue Blacklock and later included Clayton Blacklock following the departure of Flic Ryan..

The team were guided and supported in the development of the Aboriginal Kinship Care assessment tool, by an Aboriginal reference group comprised of Aboriginal practitioners and leaders, including  Noni Greenwood (Chair of Winangay). The reference group included Aboriginal and non Aboriginal academics. Academics. The Winangay Aboriginal Kinship Care tool was validated in 2010 by Dr Marilyn McHugh and Professor Marianne Berry (Director of the Hawke Institute, Australian Centre for Child Protection) and launched by Dawn Wallam Chair of SNAICC in November 2011 at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. 

The tools are trauma informed, strength based culturally safe they are infused by Aboriginal knowledge wisdom and world views and have strong evidence base. 

Over the years the team has changed and more recently Aunty Sue Blacklock has taken up the role of Cultural Mentor for Winangay, Clayton Blacklock resigned in January 2021 and was followed by Gill Bonser in February 2021.

The team is led by Noni Greenwood (Chair Winangay Resources) Karen Menzies (Vice Chair) Kim Squires (Treasurer) Paula Hayden (Public Officer) with Wade Mahoney (Ordinary Member) and Michelle Foster (Ordinary Member).

Linda Burney- Friend of Winangay

Our patreon Hon Linda Burney

Want to join the Winangay Team?

Consider becoming a board member or a member of the development/training team.

Find out more about Our Mob

Our mob is made up of people passionate about Stronger Ways with Aboriginal Kids and Families.