Foster Care Week Picnic Day: Hats A Great Way to Celebrate!

A happy, fun filled picnic day under a beautiful blue sky was the perfect way to finish up this year’s Foster Care Week celebrations. Around 900 foster carers, children and volunteers turned out to Sunday’s event, which was held at the University of Western Sydney’s Bankstown Campus. This year’s ‘Mad Hatter’ theme was widely embraced, […]

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ACWA Job Vacancy: Web and Database Manager

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is the NSW non-government peak body representing the voice of community organisations working with vulnerable children, young people and their families.  ACWA operates within three main teams: policy, learning and development and administration. This role supports all of these teams. This position operates within a friendly and supportive […]

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Important New Information for Leaving Care Planning

FACS has just released the following guiding principles to help caseworkers ensure young people receive the support and encouragement they need as they transition into independent adulthood. Leaving Care Planning Guiding Principles Reconnection Planning Guiding Principles An updated NSW Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) Application Form has also been released, which includes the addition […]

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Join Our Team at ACWA

ACWA is recruiting a new CEO to lead our committed team of 35 full and part-time staff and consultants. The successful candidate will have senior management experience with a proven track record in organisational development, ideally from within a membership driven organisation such as another peak body,  industry association, member driven not-for-profit or a like-minded […]

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Foster Care Week 2018: A Time to Honour Our Extraordinary Foster Carers

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has praised NSW’s foster carers for their critical contribution to our community, as agencies across the state celebrate Foster Care Week. Now into its 28th year, Foster Care Week (September 9-16) honours the extraordinary work of foster carers in our community who bring love, stability and hope to the […]

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