Media Release: Keeping Siblings Together in Out-of-Home Care

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is using National Families Week to highlight the desperate need in NSW for foster families and potential adoptive parents willing to open their homes to sibling groups. More than a third of Australian children and young people in out-of-home care are separated from their siblings when they enter […]

Read more

Top Lawyers to Workshop Solutions to Live Contracting Issues

In an innovative format, ACWA’s upcoming Legal Contracting Forum next Wednesday, May 17 at 2.30pm, will see the best lawyers in the sector put their minds to live legal issues for member agencies. A number of case studies will be put to Luke Geary (Salvos Legal) and Vera Visevic (Mills Oakley) reflecting the current state […]

Read more

ChildStory on Track for Implementation Throughout NSW in 2017

The ChildStory IT system will be introduced to the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) districts and statewide services, including the Child Protection Helpline, over a five-week period in October-November. E-reporting for mandatory reporters will also become functional through the Reporter Community at this time. ChildStory’s Partner Community will be introduced to non-government child protection service providers, police, and the […]

Read more

Upcoming CCWT Events

June at CCWT is packed with amazing workshops that offer expertise, knowledge and skills on topics relating to a range of areas in the community sector. We’ve got workshops targeted for professionals in child protection, family and early intervention, youth workers, out-of-home care workers, counsellors and therapists, admin workers, managers and more. In a nutshell, […]

Read more

NSW Therapeutic Care Framework Launched

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.

Read more