Foster Care Week 2017 Picnic Day: Save the Date

ACWA is gearing up again for our annual Foster Care Week Picnic Day, to be held this year on Sunday September 10. This popular and vibrant event marks the commencement of the annual Foster Care Week. This theme for this year’s picnic is ‘Get Active’, with picnic-goers encouraged to dress up as their favourite sporting […]

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Special Event: Safe – On Country and In Culture

AbSec, ACWA and Fostering NSW are hosting the special event, ‘Safe: On Country and In Culture‘, on June 9 to continue the conversation about the over-representation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care, and explore ideas for raising awareness about the need for Aboriginal kinship and foster carers to care for Aboriginal kids at times when […]

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Media Release: Same Sex Couples Encouraged to Become Foster Carers

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is calling on members of the LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) community to consider fostering and potentially adopting children in need of safe homes and loving families. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum says there is a widely-held yet mistaken belief that LGBTQI people are ineligible to foster […]

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