Tackling Poverty to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed calls by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) for a new national effort to address the rise of child poverty in Australia. According to ACOSS, one in six children are living below the poverty line. The national peak has marked the beginning of this week’s […]

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Foster Care Week 2017: Which Type of Carer Could You Be?

Now in its 27th year Foster Care Week, which runs from September 10 to 16, is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful contribution that foster carers in NSW make to keeping the state’s most vulnerable children and young people safe in loving and stable homes. This year, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies […]

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“Unnecessary” Law An Attack On Integrity Of Charities

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has described moves by the NSW Labor Opposition to introduce legislation that would require non-government (NGO) out-of-home care contracts be investigated by the Auditor General as an unacceptable attack on the integrity of charities that continue to work tirelessly to support the community’s youngest and most vulnerable. Opposition […]

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Media Release: Supporting Families Early Must be a Budget Priority for NSW

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of additional funding in its upcoming budget into frontline child protection work, but says investment into prevention and early intervention must be the ultimate priority if NSW is to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. Under the budget measure, a total […]

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