ACWA staff enjoyed a wonderful day out at the annual carer picnic day, which was held at the University of Western Sydney’s Bankstown Campus on September 8. Hundreds of carers and their children turned out for a laughter-filled day of rides, games, food, music and family time. This year’s event, which was hosted for the […]
Dr Lucy Peake Kinship Care Forum with Dr Lucy Peake This Foster and Kinship Care Week (8–15 September), ACWA is pleased to invite you to a ‘shared learning’ exchange with Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of Grandparents Plus, a unique national charity in the UK that focuses on supporting all kinship carers, including kinship carers with […]
On July 3, ACWA hosted a day of member consultations focused on fostering collaborative practice in two critical areas for the sector – the evaluation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP); and carer recruitment and authorisation, particularly in relation to addressing the high number of children in Alternative Care Arrangements (ACA). Both sessions were well […]
Member Double Header Event:
Addressing ChildStory and Introducing ACWA’s New Strategic Directions
On Tuesday 13th August, ACWA members will have the opportunity to speak with Families, Communities and Disability Services Minister, Gareth Ward, about the ChildStory IT system, and to hear from ACWA CEO Steve Kinmond about our new strategic directions.
Following on from last year’s ‘Kinship Care: Making it a National Issue’ roundtable event, ACWA is excited to announce that we have invited Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of Grandparents Plus, to visit Australia later this year for a ‘shared learning’ tour. Grandparents Plus is a national charity based in the United Kingdom that focuses on […]