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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Transitioning to Primary School: Jake’s Story

This case study provides valuable insight into the collective commitment that can be involved in supporting the educational needs of children in care: Jake did not cope with the transition into a formal education setting. Having entered foster care at 3 months of age due to non-accidental injuries, he had been in a stable long-term […]

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Invitation to Discussion on ACWA’s Education Snapshot

One of ACWA’s key policy areas this year has been educational access for children and young people in out-of-home care. Last month, we provided an update to our members and stakeholders on the progress of this work and the release of our  Snapshot: Educational Engagement of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW. […]

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