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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Early School Education a Critical Component to Keeping Careleavers Out of Prison

Professor Eileen Baldry responds to concerning statistics outlined in ACWA’s ‘Educational Engagement of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW’ snapshot: ACWA’s report and recommendations should garner urgent attention from government and the education and family and community services sectors. The findings that regularly 20 per cent of children in out-of-home care (OOHC ) are absent […]

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