Have Your Say: Shaping a Better Child Protection System Discussion Paper

ACWA is responding to the Shaping a Better Child Protection System Discussion Paper and is seeking input from our membership, other key stakeholders and researchers with a view to coordinating an informed and useful submission. How To Provide Input  Face-to-face consultation ACWA will be holding a consultation on Wednesday, November 22, from 12:00 noon  to 4:00pm at […]

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The Impact of Health on the Educational Performance of Children in Care

Paediatrician Dr Karen McLean provides frontline insight into health related factors that are contributing to the poor educational outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care: As a paediatrician, I have seen significant challenges with the intersection between the health sector and the welfare/child protection sector, and have long suspected there are similar difficulties […]

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Important Reminder: Tell Us About Your Permanency Support Needs

ACWA extends a huge thank you to those who have already responded to our needs analysis in relation to the Permanency Support Program. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. In the meantime, if you are yet to respond please take a few minutes to complete our online survey by November 10. We really want to know […]

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Collaborative Recruitment Targets LGBTQI Community

On the last Sunday in October, ACWA’s Fostering NSW team was joined at the glorious Parramatta River Foreshore Reserve by staff from Barnardos, Challenge and Creating Links in hosting a stall and information session at the Parramatta Pride Picnic Day on behalf of the Metro Recruitment Working Group. The Benevolent Society, Life Without Barriers and Uniting […]

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Heartbreaking School Stats Pose Serious Consequences for Children in Care

Jung-Sook Lee, senior lecturer in the school of social sciences at the University of New South Wales, reflects on findings contained in ACWA’s ‘Educational Engagement of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW’ report: Children and young people in out-of-home-care (OOHC) are one of the most vulnerable groups. Various studies report that they […]

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