ACWA has responded to the Shaping a Better Child Protection System Discussion Paper with valuable input from our member agencies. To help gather sector feedback ACWA hosted a consultation workshop in November, which was attended by 12 member representatives from the service spectrum of early intervention to out-of-home care (OOHC) and adoption specialists. We focused […]
ACWA recently held a workshop focused on emergency placements in out-of-home care (OOHC). Emergency placements have long been an area for joint sector problem solving and innovation. ACWA last focused on this area of the OOHC service system in 2014 in response to the FACS Options Paper on Immediate and Short Term Placements. ACWA’s October […]
Following consultation both with NGOs and internally at FACS, a new permanency case management policy, rules and practice guidance are now available, supporting the objectives of the Permanency Support Program (PSP). The policy has been redesigned to bring together permanency pathways, programs and service models across the continuum of care. This includes early intervention and family […]
ACWA is aware our members need to have a strong understanding of the changes to their PLAs and Funding Deeds that inform the Permanency Support Program. These 2017 reports – PLA Analysis and Funding Deed Analysis – highlight some of the critical differences.
ACWA has responded to the NSW Government’s consultation process in regard to the development of a Human Services Agreement for human services contracts between non-government organisations and NSW Government. ACWA has provided a series of comments and responses to key questions posed in the draft Human Services Agreement.