Supporting the Educational Aspirations of Care Leavers and Young People in Care

In this latest article in ACWA’s ‘Let Them Learn’ series on the educational needs of children in care, Richard Pourau writes about the positive work being carried out by Western Sydney University to address some of the potential barriers to educational achievement experienced by this cohort. Young people within the out-of-home care system, as well […]

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Congratulating our 2017 Community Leadership Graduates

ACWA celebrated the effort and achievements of our 2017 Community Leadership Program (CLP) class with a graduation event last week. These latest graduates join our alumni of more than 150 professionals from across a diverse range of fields including education, health, community services, local councils and peak bodies. The special day provided the cohort the […]

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ACWA Hosts 59th AGM

ACWA held our 59th Annual General Meeting on November 2, with the Board ballot resulting in the reappointment of Bob Mulcahy as Chair, the return of Jenny Kitchin as Ordinary Member, and Challenge Community Services’ Chris Brown elected as the Board’s newest Ordinary Member. The Board’s three Co-Opted Members Mark Valerio, Amanda Bridge and Lorna […]

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Compulsory Insurance: Proposed Changes to NSW Law

Members would be aware of proposed reforms to NSW laws requiring agencies to have insurance cover for child abuse. These proposed changes were the subject of the NSW Government’s consultation paper on civil litigation recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Submissions for this first round of consultation closed […]

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