National Families Week 2018: Every Child Needs a Loving and Stable Home

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is using National Families Week to highlight the urgent need in NSW for more families to help vulnerable children find permanency in safe, loving homes by becoming emergency, respite or restoration carers, or by considering open adoption from care. More than 60 children enter out-of-home care across NSW […]

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Bringing the Attachment Style Interview Tool to Australia

SAL Consulting’s Liz Sanders spoke at ACWA’s recent Assessing Parental Capacity and Working with Parents Forum about the use of the Attachment Style Interview (ASI) in complex parenting capacity assessments, and moves the agency is undertaking to introduce this evidence-based tool into Australia. Already widely used in Europe, SAL Consulting and Middlesex University are working […]

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ACWA PSP Workshop Series 2018: Developing Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidelines in Line With the Permanency Support Program

As part of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) transition process, many agencies are reviewing their policies, procedures and practice guidelines. To assist in this process, ACWA is convening a practical workshop series focused on this development work to reflect the PSP reform. The purpose of these workshops is to support agencies in the development or […]

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Let Them Learn Advocacy Project: Progress Update

ACWA is continuing to make headway in our efforts to address the unacceptable levels of educational disadvantage experienced by children and young people living in out-of-home care in NSW, under our ‘Let Them Learn’ advocacy initiative. Improving the educational outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care remains an important priority for ACWA. The […]

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Coming Soon: One to One Pre-Authorisation Training for Kinship Carers

ACWA is delighted to announce the trialling of the latest 2018 version of Shared Lives preauthorisation carer training. Agencies are warmly invited to take part in trialling the new Shared Lives Relative/Kinship One to One package, designed specifically to be delivered to carers in their own homes. The training is based on ACWA’s Shared Lives […]

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