Foster Carer Training Package Gets a Revamp

Since 2000, prospective foster carers have been attending ‘Shared Stories, Shared Lives’ training, which was developed by ACWA and FACS. However all that is set to change, with the package undergoing a major revamp to ensure it continues to meet the existing and emerging skills needs of the changing out-of-home care sector. Over the past six months […]

Read more

New Child Protection Resource Launched

ACWA has welcomed the release today of the See, Understand and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse – a Practical Kit, a world-first resource that provides child protection workers advice and resources for responding to victims of child sexual abuse.

Read more

Common Sense Prevails Amid a Flurry of Contracting Talks

The announcement by FACS this week that it is suspending its Intensive Therapeutic Care tendering process until further notice is a win for collaboration and common sense, writes ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum: In what can only be described as an ‘interesting time’, the sector has been ‘knee-deep’ in the tendering/recommissioning of out-of-home care services and […]

Read more

Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Return of a Familiar Face to Family and Community Services

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the return of Pru Goward to her former portfolio of Family and Community Services under NSW Premier Glady’s Berejiklian’s new-look Cabinet. CEO Andrew McCallum said ACWA looks forward to working closely again with Minister Goward, who was previously responsible for the Family and Community Services portfolio […]

Read more