NGO Benchmarking Model Goes Live

To support capability development in the non-government organisation (NGO) sector, the Social Innovation Council has designed the NGO Benchmarking model. Following public consultations held earlier in the year, the model is now live and NGOs have until the end of September to complete a voluntary self-assessment. The NGO Benchmarking model is a self-assessment tool that […]

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Shared Lives 2017 is Ready to Roll

After eight months of development and piloting, ACWA is delighted to announce the new ‘Shared Lives’ carer training package is all set to go. ACWA and FACS have worked together to revise the training package to create a new two-part structure that incorporates the latest research on understanding developmental trauma and repair parenting. It also includes […]

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The Relationship Between Key Care Transitions and Education

For children and young people, transitioning through the many different stages of life is a natural part of growing up. When life transitions are appropriately supported and reasonably anticipated, they can enhance a child’s development. Normal transitions such as the move from primary to secondary school, can present children with exciting changes and opportunity for […]

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Meet the New NSW Children’s Guardian

From the very beginnings of her career, NSW Children’s Guardian Janet Schorer has wanted to help improve the lives of people. She started her career as a nurse at The Children’s Hospital Westmead before moving into working with people with disability. A self-described ‘people person’ with an empathic but sensible nature, she says these hands-on […]

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ACWA Special Event: Tracking Therapeutic Outcomes – The CARE Model

ACWA is delighted to be providing a unique opportunity for the sector to hear directly from experts about the international Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) model, and how it is being implemented here in Australia. This full-day seminar will take place at ACWA’s Haymarket office on Friday, September 22. The headline speaker for this special […]

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