Education is a springboard to opportunity in life. So why is it not a priority for children and young people in care? Institute of Child Protection Studies Director Professor Daryl Higgins writes in response to a study conducted by ACWA highlighting the difficulties faced by NSW children in achieving an appropriate education: Based on a […]
‘Let Them Learn’: ACWA Sets its Advocacy Sights on Improving Educational Outcomes of NSW Children in Care
ACWA has embarked upon an advocacy initiative that seeks to raise the unacceptable levels of educational disadvantage currently experienced by children and young people living in out-of-home care in NSW. Our ‘Let Them Learn’ project aims to bring about system wide change to ensure this vulnerable cohort has access to appropriate education that will prepare […]
Agencies have until November 30 to respond to a discussion paper released by the Department of Family and Community Services outlining proposed changes to NSW’s child protection system.
Don’t miss out on the last opportunity to attend these popular CCWT workshops this year. Talking with Kids About Tricky Topics Date: Thursday, November 23 Venue: Sydney Presenter: Terry Georgeson Talking to kids about tricky topics is part of what workers and carers need to do. We need to explore ways of being truthful with […]
A total of nine forums have been convened across the state, from Albury in the South to Ballina in the North, under this joint initiative between ACWA and FACS. These forums have been well attended and there are plans to potentially hold more in the new year. In the meantime, upcoming forums scheduled for the […]