ACWA is calling on member agencies to help promote the My Forever Family NSW program within their carer communities, to ensure that all foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents in NSW have access to statewide training and support services. My Forever Family NSW provides ongoing support, advice and training for foster carers, guardians and adoptive parents. In […]
ACWA has released a new report Support for children in kinship care provided by the Commonwealth States & Territories of Australia as part of its Kinship Care: Making It a National Issue advocacy project aimed at establishing a national policy focus on this growing yet often overlooked form of out-of-home care. Written by Dr Meredith Kiraly (University […]
More than 50 representatives from kinship care advocacy groups from around Australia came together with frontline practitioners, researchers and non-government and government stakeholders at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney on August 23 to begin mapping a blueprint for improving services, support and outcomes for this often overlooked yet critical population within the child […]
Thank you to everyone who registered an EOI. Date: 23 August 2018. Target audience for the day: State and federal policy makers, kinship care practitioners, and kinship care advocacy groups. Kinship care is defined as family-based care within the child’s extended family or with close friends of the family known to the child, whether formal […]
Welcome to the June edition of ACWA News. We hope you enjoy this wrap-up of what 2018 has held in store for ACWA and the sector so far.