Let Them Learn: A Foster Carer’s Experience

A foster carer shares her experiences of working within a school community in this latest article in ACWA’s ‘Let Them Learn’ series on the educational needs of children in care: Ashley was aged five when he came to live with us one evening in June last year as an emergency care placement. Ashley’s caseworker was keen for me […]

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ACWA CEO Wraps Up On An Eventful 2017

I warmly welcome you to my final message for 2017, as we ‘tumble’ towards Christmas and the end of what only can be described as an eventful year. There have been a few big ticket items that have been – or are about to be – visited upon us, which may very well set some […]

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Training schedule for 2018 now available

Over the last 30 years we have seen many changes in the community sector and provided relevant professional development opportunities and qualifications to support the work in the sector. Recent changes include the transition of out-of-home care services to the non-government sector, a major restructure of how services are offered in the homelessness sector, changes […]

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Shaping a Better Child Protection System: ACWA’s Response

ACWA has responded to the Shaping a Better Child Protection System Discussion Paper with valuable input from our member agencies. To help gather sector feedback ACWA hosted a consultation workshop in November, which was attended by 12 member representatives from the service spectrum of early intervention to out-of-home care (OOHC) and adoption specialists. We focused […]

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