Commissioning For Outcomes in NSW: An NGO Perspective

On October 25 2018 a workshop was conducted involving FACS, NGO peaks, providers, regulators and other key stakeholders on the future shape of commissioning for services for children and families in NSW. A draft of this paper formed the basis of discussion for the workshop, and has been updated to reflect major outcomes from the […]

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ACWA Conference Keynote Presentations

Listed below are the keynote presentations from ACWA’s 2018 national conference Doing better for our children and families: Innovate, lead, change.   Day 1 Keynote Addresses Dr Jenny Driscoll, King’s College London: The rights of the child in the child protection system – A case study in ambivalence? Dr Carmel Devaney, National University of Ireland: Partnership, prevention and […]

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Leaving Care Resources and Info for Caseworkers

The following FACS information sheets are designed to support caseworkers who are working with young people. Please share with colleagues and pass on to new staff members who may be supporting young people in care. New resources for caseworkers These resources provide an overview of the planning process and services including Smart and Skilled fee […]

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New One to One Pre-Authorisation Training for Kinship Carers

ACWA is excited to announce the launch of our Shared Lives Relative Kinship carer training package, designed to be delivered one to one in relative kinship carers’ homes. This brand new package is based on ACWA’s existing Shared Lives Foster Carer training package, covering the essential topics of developmental trauma and repair parenting. Like our Foster Carer package, it is delivered […]

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ACWA Out-of-Home Care Capability Framework

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit has developed the Out-of-Home Care Capability Framework (NSW) as part of their response to the current changes and growth in the sector caused by legislative reform and the transition of OOHC services to non-government organisations. The aim is to give organisations that provide out of home care a structured system by […]

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