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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Media Release: Child Welfare – It’s a Long Term Commitment

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says all children in care have a right to be nurtured and cared for in safe, healing environments, and that the overwhelming majority of carers responsible for these children are dedicated to doing just this. The NSW out-of-home care sector comprises 13,000 carers who care for nearly 20,000 […]

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Media Release: ACWA Honours Child and Family Welfare Sector’s Highest Achievers

Inspiring efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families have been celebrated with the announcement of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies’ (ACWA) 2016 Sector Achievement Awards. Now in their third year, the accolades were announced last night as part of the NSW peak’s 18th national conference, which has seen more […]

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