Foster Care WeekFoster Care Week is an annual event that has been running in NSW since 1990. Coordinated by the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) with the support of non-government foster care agencies and other partners, Foster Care Week aims to both celebrate and acknowledge the work of NSW’s foster carers and raise awareness […]
ACWA is gearing up again for our annual Foster Care Week Picnic Day, to be held this year on Sunday September 10. This popular and vibrant event marks the commencement of the annual Foster Care Week. This theme for this year’s picnic is ‘Get Active’, with picnic-goers encouraged to dress up as their favourite sporting […]
This latest Fostering NSW video offering captures the inspiring voices of Aboriginal actress Madeleine Madden, Marcia Ella-Duncan OAM, the first Aboriginal woman to represent Australia in netball, and Kari Aboriginal Services Recruitment Coordinator Dennis Thorne during our recent ‘Safe On Country and In Culture’ event.
The importance of keeping Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care connected to family, community and country was the central focus of an AbSec and ACWA co-hosted event, ‘Safe On Country and In Culture’, which was held in Sydney on Friday 9 June. The event, which was delivered as part of the Fostering NSW Recruitment of […]
AbSec, ACWA and Fostering NSW are hosting the special event, ‘Safe: On Country and In Culture‘, on June 9 to continue the conversation about the over-representation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care, and explore ideas for raising awareness about the need for Aboriginal kinship and foster carers to care for Aboriginal kids at times when […]