Shining a Light on Kinship Care

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes kinship care expert Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of United Kingdom charity Grandparents Plus, to Australia for a three-week national tour examining how we can best support kinship families in our community. Kinship care is the fastest growing type of out-of-home care in Australia, with around 23,000 children […]

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ACWA Member Consultation Day Wrap Up

On July 3, ACWA hosted a day of member consultations focused on fostering collaborative practice in two critical areas for the sector – the evaluation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP); and carer recruitment and authorisation, particularly in relation to addressing the high number of children in Alternative Care Arrangements (ACA). Both sessions were well […]

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From the CEO’s Desk

ACWA is pleased to announce the appointment of AbSec CEO, Tim Ireland, to our Board. The experience and insight that Tim brings to the table will be invaluable in our ongoing endeavours to improve outcomes for all vulnerable children, young people and families. In terms of our desire to support these kinds of endeavours, we […]

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Child Safety Good Practice Tool Update

ACWA is working with AbSec to develop an online child safety good practice tool, which aims to give agencies practical policy and procedural advice to help them comply with child safe standards, and is tailored to suit the needs of individual sectors. Click here to view a sample copy of the tool that would house the advice […]

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