Keeping families together

Our Vision

We are an Aboriginal specific service, supporting vulnerable children and their families within the community.

Our History

Mervyn and Sara Taylor, founded Ngadhi Family Services in 2010. 

They have a passion not just for children in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) but a passion to see children connect with their families, understand and maintain their cultural identity.

This passion, contributes to the overall running and future direction of the business. 

Our Team

All staff have current Working with Children Checks that are verified with the Office of Children’s Guardian, National Criminal Checks and a First Aid Certificate.

Our staff have active connections within their local aboriginal communities, that ensures that we provide the most culturally appropriate service.

Who are we?

NGADHI Family Services is an Indigenous founded and operated business.

NGADHI (n-yar-di) translates to “me, mine or belonging to me” in Wiradjuri language. What sets us apart from similar organisations is that NGADHI Family Services is a culturally appropriate service and our focus is about connecting with the Indigenous community and maintaining the Indigenous culture.

The report, Child protection Australia 2019–20, shows as at 30 June 2020, there were around 46,000 children in out-of-home care across Australia. Indigenous children continue to be overrepresented with 1 in 6 Indigenous children receiving child protection services.

We want to make a difference to these children, by connecting them with our staff, that have an understanding of the cultural needs of the children. We are passionate about seeing children develop life skills, to reach their full potential. We aspire to create a safe space for the children in our care, that is culturally appropriate, and holistic in approach.

For more information see OUR SERVICES page.


News and Events

NFS is becoming a registered NDIS provider!

As a NDIS provider, we will be recognised for the services that we currently provide, and be more specific with how we support our clients. In becoming a NDIS registered business, we demonstrate that we have met the requirements regarding qualifications, approvals, experience and capacity for our approved services and supports. This also means that we are obligated to comply with a number of laws, guidelines, policies and service standards. All of this will guarantee us to continue to be a trusted business with the expectation that we will provide high quality supports and services, all within the highly regarded NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework.

Ngadhi Family Services


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