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"ACWA kicked off NSW’s 26th Foster Care Week celebrations in September with a massive Superhero-themed picnic day in the beautiful grounds of Western Sydney Parklands. More than 1000 foster carers...
ACWA recently hosted a special graduation day for our 2016 Community Leadership Program 2016 Community Leadership Program (CLP) class to celebrate their wonderful achievements. The day started with a...
‘Culture’ in organisations is sometimes referred to as “the way we do things around here”. It is a collection of the attitudes, values, behaviours and norms of an organisation. Although invisible,...
ACWA and FACS will be hosting a series of forums in 2016-17 focusing on what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) means for government and non-government organisations and their staff...
The NSW Government has embarked on new reforms aimed at ending the cycle of inter-generational disadvantage and rising numbers of children in out-of-home care. The reforms, announced by Premier Mike...
Residential care has – and will always have – a hugely important role to play within the child protection system, writes Andrew McCallum
As part of Foster Care Week 2016, Minister Brad Hazzard and the Department of Family and Community Services invited NSW foster carers to Parliament House to say thank you and to raise awareness that...
A new set of principles to guide NSW agencies and carers to provide the best possible care for children and young people in statutory out-of-home care (OOHC) has been developed and is open for public...
Why is it that so many women struggle to say what they mean in all different kinds of situations? Communicating confidently is not something we all do well, and often women (both in business and...
“Mum, is David staying forever this time?” To coincide with this week’s National Adoption Awareness Week, our Fostering NSW team has released this stunning new video that tells the story of adoptive...

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