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 seeking the views of our member agencies ahead of the introduction of the Permanency Support Program (PSP). Commencing from 1 October 2017, FACS will be implementing a wide range of changes to the child protection and out-of-home care sector. The name for these changes is the Permanency Support Program (PSP), which was announced […]
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.
“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.”  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, […]
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.