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 […]
ACWA has written to FACS this week highlighting concerns that a gap in the current out-of-home care service system may be leaving a cohort of high needs children without permanency options. In a letter to FACS Commissioning Deputy Secretary Deidre Mulkerin, ACWA Deputy CEO Dr Wendy Foote writes: I am writing on behalf of the ACWA […]
One of ACWA’s key policy areas in 2017 has been educational access for children and young people in out-of-home care. In October 2017 we released our Snapshot: Educational Engagement of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW. Key findings from the data collected from members reveal: One in five school aged children and […]
ACWA is aware our members need to have a strong understanding of the changes to their PLAs and Funding Deeds that inform the Permanency Support Program. These 2017 reports – PLA Analysis and Funding Deed Analysis – highlight some of the critical differences.
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 next financial year, we again want to […]