ACWA in the News

ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum weighs in on a controversial paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia suggesting that disadvantaged families should have less children to help curb the rising numbers of children being removed into out-of-home care.

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The Need to Do Better Educating NSW Children in Care

“Education is particularly important for children in care, as it is integral to their overall development and wellbeing, and provides an important gateway to future employment and life opportunities.”  [1] The powerful positive influence that high quality education can have on the life trajectory of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) is well known, […]

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NSW Therapeutic Care Framework Launched

As a key partner in this project, ACWA is delighted to share the news that the NSW Therapeutic Care Framework has been launched. The framework outlines a set of principles to guide the out-of-home care sector in NSW to provide the best possible care for children and young people in care.

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Working in Partnership with Aboriginal Agencies: Say “I Do”

Don’t be a commitment-phobe. Take the jump and become a partner in making a difference in Aboriginal communities, writes Callaghan Cultural Consultancy CEO and CCWT presenter Paul Callaghan: The current state of Aboriginal Australia is a sobering one. The statistics for employment, income, health, incarceration and education are poor and showing little signs of improving. […]

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