Media Release: Same Sex Couples Encouraged to Become Foster Carers

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is calling on members of the LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) community to consider fostering and potentially adopting children in need of safe homes and loving families. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum says there is a widely-held yet mistaken belief that LGBTQI people are ineligible to foster […]

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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Return of a Familiar Face to Family and Community Services

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the return of Pru Goward to her former portfolio of Family and Community Services under NSW Premier Glady’s Berejiklian’s new-look Cabinet. CEO Andrew McCallum said ACWA looks forward to working closely again with Minister Goward, who was previously responsible for the Family and Community Services portfolio […]

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Media Release: There Will Always be a Place for Residential Care in Child Protection

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says residential care services hold a critical place within the child protection system to help children and young people who come into care with multiple problems recover from abuse and neglect and move on to lead fulfilling, productive lives. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum has described last night’s Four […]

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Media Release: ACWA Opposes Proposed Automatic Child Removal Laws

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) opposes legislative amendments proposed by Labor to automatically remove future children from a parent found guilty of killing or seriously harming their own children. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum says while the Labor Bill is well intentioned, the incredibly complex issues associated with child protection requires a sophisticated, systematic […]

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