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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Media Release: Child Protection to Go Under the Spotlight at ACWA National Conference

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) will welcome more than 700 child and family welfare experts, human services workers, researchers and advocates from across the globe when the child and family welfare peak opens its 18th national conference in Sydney next week. Minister for Family and Community Services Brad Hazzard will officially open the […]

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Media Release: Disturbing Footage a Stark Reminder of Society’s Failure to Support its Most Vulnerable

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed moves by the Federal Government to establish a Royal Commission into the Northern Territory juvenile justice system in the wake of horror revelations of the abuse of teenage boys at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin. Acting CEO Dr Wendy Foote said the sickening […]

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