Events and Forums

Foster Care Week Picnic Day: Hats A Great Way to Celebrate!

A happy, fun filled picnic day under a beautiful blue sky was the perfect way to finish up this year’s Foster Care Week celebrations. Around 900 foster carers, children and volunteers turned out to Sunday’s event, which was held at the University of Western Sydney’s Bankstown Campus. This year’s ‘Mad Hatter’ theme was widely embraced, […]

Read more

Foster Care Week 2018: A Time to Honour Our Extraordinary Foster Carers

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has praised NSW’s foster carers for their critical contribution to our community, as agencies across the state celebrate Foster Care Week. Now into its 28th year, Foster Care Week (September 9-16) honours the extraordinary work of foster carers in our community who bring love, stability and hope to the […]

Read more

Upcoming Event Schedule

Regular Events

ACWA Conference

ACWA's biennial conference is the longest running child and family conference in Australasia.

Foster Care Week

Foster Care Week aims to celebrate and acknowledge the work of NSW's foster carers.

Best Practice Forums

The ACWA Best Practice Forum is used for strategic sector capacity building.

Transition to Independence Forum

The Transition to Independence Forum provides the opportunity for a variety of service providers to meet and discuss issues relevant to their workplace.

Out-of-Home-Care Forums

ACWA’s Out-Of-Home Care Forums provide an opportunity for practitioners in service delivery to examine OOHC issues, discuss key areas of common interest and concern and to network with other care providers.

Research Forums

As part of our research activities, ACWA convenes a Research Forum