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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Improving Permanency Outcomes: What Are Your Support Needs?

As previously announced, ACWA is conducting a needs analysis of the sector in relation to the Permanency Support Program. Win free permanency related training By submitting a completed survey you will be in the running to win 1 of 6 places in a CCWT permanency related two-day workshop of your choice. Tell us what you think by November […]

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Engaging Young People in Care in Education is Critical

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 […]

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