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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Media Release: NSW Budget – ACWA Hopes for Momentum Shift

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s additional Budget spend of $560 million over four years on initiatives aimed at keeping families together and stemming the growing tide of children and young people entering the state’s out-of-home care system. The 2016-17 Budget allocates new funding of $190 million over four […]

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Media Release: National Families Week 2016 – Children Need Safe Strong Families to Thrive

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says foster families are our community’s most valuable asset when support services are not enough to keep vulnerable families together. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum, who is an Ambassador for this week’s National Families Week (May 15-21), says family is the single most influential force in a child’s life […]

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