ACWA News

ACWA News is a quarterly newsletter which is published by ACWA and distributed to all members. 

ACWA News warmly welcomes articles from member organisations. To find out how you can contribute, please contact Libby McCalman on 02 9281 8822 or by email

 

Recent Issues

ACWA’s Picnic Day in the Park ACWA marked the beginning of NSW’s 23rd Foster Care Week by staging a massive picnic day for foster carers and their families, to thank them for the remarkable role they...
Fostering NSW Campaign Kicks Off The usually tranquil Speakers Garden at NSW Parliament House was transformed into a bubbling hive of activity on May 30 as the sector turned out in full force for the...
Transition: A Year Down the Track March 2013 marks the rst-year anniversary of out-of-home care (OOHC) Transition in NSW. Latest available gures demonstrate that since March 1, 2012, more than 320...
ACWA Member Consultation Activities: A Snapshot The raft of changes currently taking place or proposed within the spheres of child protection and out-of-home care in NSW has prompted ACWA to conduct...
Vale Jane Woodruff (1948-2012) For 40 years Jane Woodruff dedicated her life to making a difference to the lives of our community’s most vulnerable. She shone in the area of social advocacy,...
Take the Children... For some reason, the first thing that came to my mind when I thought about writing my last article for ACWA News was something that Cindy Blackstock said at the ACWA08 Conference...
Breaking the Cycle In her address to the Sydney Institute last month, Minister Pru Goward set the agenda for change. She talked passionately about breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and...
Commitment to Change As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Usher Report (1991-92), which reviewed substitute care services in NSW and recommended the contracting of all services for children...
A Glimmer of Hope Last month, Tracey Feild from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was in Sydney, working with Community Services on an OOHC child assessment tool. ACWA took this opportunity to invite...
Election Time Fails to Provide Promises for NSW’s Vulnerable The State election is on our footsteps, with snippets of social policy from both parties being leaked to the media or slyly published on...

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