Commissioning For Outcomes in NSW: An NGO Perspective

On October 25 2018 a workshop was conducted involving FACS, NGO peaks, providers, regulators and other key stakeholders on the future shape of commissioning for services for children and families in NSW. A draft of this paper formed the basis of discussion for the workshop, and has been updated to reflect major outcomes from the […]

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Important New Information for Leaving Care Planning

FACS has just released the following guiding principles to help caseworkers ensure young people receive the support and encouragement they need as they transition into independent adulthood. Leaving Care Planning Guiding Principles Reconnection Planning Guiding Principles An updated NSW Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) Application Form has also been released, which includes the addition […]

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August Update from the ACWA Board

FACS representatives Eleri Morgan-Thomas (Executive Director, Partnerships) and Simone Czech (Executive Director, Child & Family) joined ACWA’s August Board meeting to provide an update on the Permanency Support Program (PSP) reforms and to discuss with Board members the impact of changes on non-government agencies and the children and families they work with. Recurrent issues raised […]

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ACWA Member Survey

Last year ACWA conducted a survey to gauge how well we were doing in meeting the needs of our members. We had a fantastic response, with your answers proving invaluable in helping us plan our activities and continue to support our membership. To inform our work over the coming financial year, we again want to […]

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ACWA Needs Analysis Available

As previously reported ACWA conducted a needs analysis of the sector in late 2017 to help identify what NGOs need to implement, change or provide to work in line with the Permanency Support Program reforms being implemented in NSW. The final report is now available for viewing and can be downloaded here. The ACWA Needs […]

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