Media Release: Keeping Siblings Together in Out-of-Home Care

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is using National Families Week to highlight the desperate need in NSW for foster families and potential adoptive parents willing to open their homes to sibling groups. More than a third of Australian children and young people in out-of-home care are separated from their siblings when they enter […]

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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Child Protection Reforms That Put the Focus on ‘Forever’ Families

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed child protection reforms announced by the NSW Government today aimed at giving the state’s most vulnerable children safe, permanent homes. Under the new measures, $90 million will be channeled into two new internationally recognised intervention programs that will focus on keeping families together and be delivered […]

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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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