ACWA Releases New National Kinship Care Report

ACWA has released a new report  Support for children in kinship care provided by the Commonwealth States & Territories of Australia as part of its Kinship Care: Making It a National Issue advocacy project aimed at establishing a national policy focus on this growing yet often overlooked form of out-of-home care. Written by Dr Meredith Kiraly (University […]

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Let Them Learn: Education and OOHC Project Update

ACWA is continuing to work with our members and stakeholders as part of our Let Them Learn advocacy work to find and implement solutions to address the unmet educational needs of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC). Education and OOHC Advisory Committee The voice and experience of our members, particularly of the practitioners […]

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Call for Journal Contributions Marking ACWA’s 60th Anniversary

This year ACWA is celebrating our 60th anniversary. To mark the occasion we will be including a special feature in an upcoming edition of our developing practice journal and are seeking submissions by December 17 that can be included in the publication. What is the purpose of the Anniversary feature? The purpose of the feature will be to […]

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Critical Gathering Signals It’s Time for National Action on Kinship Care

More than 50 representatives from kinship care advocacy groups from around Australia came together with frontline practitioners, researchers and non-government and government stakeholders at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney on August 23 to begin mapping a blueprint for improving services, support and outcomes for this often overlooked yet critical population within the child […]

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Taste of Uni Life Sparks Lightbulb Moment

ACWA partnered with the Why Not You Project  and UTS to host a very successful University Experience Day on July 26. The day incorporated a 3D Design and Coding exhibition tour followed by a workshop for students in years 9-12 who are currently in care. More than 22 students attended and were given the opportunity to be […]

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