Meet the New NSW Children’s Guardian

From the very beginnings of her career, NSW Children’s Guardian Janet Schorer has wanted to help improve the lives of people. She started her career as a nurse at The Children’s Hospital Westmead before moving into working with people with disability. A self-described ‘people person’ with an empathic but sensible nature, she says these hands-on […]

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ACWA Special Event: Tracking Therapeutic Outcomes – The CARE Model

ACWA is delighted to be providing a unique opportunity for the sector to hear directly from experts about the international Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) model, and how it is being implemented here in Australia. This full-day seminar will take place at ACWA’s Haymarket office on Friday, September 22. The headline speaker for this special […]

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Igniting Brains for Leadership

Amazing … Exhausting … Inspiring … These are just some of the words participants currently undertaking ACWA’s Community Leadership Program (CLP) have used to described the latest session in their nine-month leadership and development journey. The three-day Igniting Brains for Leadership workshop, led by dynamic executive coach Maryanne Perry, proved to be an informative and […]

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New Aftercare Resources

ACWA’s Transition to Independence Forum (TIF) has developed a series of resources to support the sector and raise awareness of transitioning from care services in NSW, both what is available and the gaps that still need addressing. The three resources include: Service Profiles Service Area Map displaying aftercare services available to any young person who has […]

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New Guidelines for Leaving and After Care Assistance

FACS has unveiled changes to the Guidelines for the provision of assistance after leaving out-of-home care. According to FACS, changes have been made to strengthen the leaving care planning process and to remove potential barriers to after care support. Key changes to note include: It has been emphasised that leaving care planning is to commence at 15 […]

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