National Families Week 2018: Every Child Needs a Loving and Stable Home

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is using National Families Week to highlight the urgent need in NSW for more families to help vulnerable children find permanency in safe, loving homes by becoming emergency, respite or restoration carers, or by considering open adoption from care. More than 60 children enter out-of-home care across NSW […]

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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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