Family Matters Week of Action: May 14-20

Next week provides an important focus on families through National Families Week. The importance of families to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and the challenges they face need our specific and committed attention. When the ground-breaking ‘Bringing Them Home’ report into the Stolen Generations was released in 1997, Australia was shocked to […]

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Top Lawyers to Workshop Solutions to Live Contracting Issues

In an innovative format, ACWA’s upcoming Legal Contracting Forum next Wednesday, May 17 at 2.30pm, will see the best lawyers in the sector put their minds to live legal issues for member agencies. A number of case studies will be put to Luke Geary (Salvos Legal) and Vera Visevic (Mills Oakley) reflecting the current state […]

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ChildStory on Track for Implementation Throughout NSW in 2017

The ChildStory IT system will be introduced to the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) districts and statewide services, including the Child Protection Helpline, over a five-week period in October-November. E-reporting for mandatory reporters will also become functional through the Reporter Community at this time. ChildStory’s Partner Community will be introduced to non-government child protection service providers, police, and the […]

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National Families Week: May 15-21

ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum is proud to be an Ambassador for National Families Week 2017, which runs from Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May 2017 (coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May). Families in all their many and varied forms provide the critical foundations of a caring and cohesive […]

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‘See, Understand and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse – A Practical Kit’

FACS has recently developed a comprehensive and practical kit that will be beneficial to every member organisation. The kit includes the most up to date research, practical advice and conversation ideas to help NGOs respond to child sexual abuse. It also includes a range of resources that can be taken out and used with children and families. FACS […]

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