NDIS and its Interface with OOHC: NSW Roadshow

A total of nine forums have been convened across the state, from Albury in the South to Ballina in the North, under this joint initiative between ACWA and FACS. These forums have been well attended and there are plans to potentially hold more in the new year. In the meantime, upcoming forums scheduled for the […]

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Tackling Poverty to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed calls by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) for a new national effort to address the rise of child poverty in Australia. According to ACOSS, one in six children are living below the poverty line. The national peak has marked the beginning of this week’s […]

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Agencies Focus on Tracking Key Outcomes for Children Accessing Permanency Support Services

ACWA’S Best Practice Unit (BPU), in partnership with the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), brought together a full house of leading experts and academics, NGO managers and practitioners, policy makers, data analysts, private and public legal practitioners, and training specialists for the sector’s first ever ‘Client and Performance Outcomes Day’. Participants at the […]

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New Permanency Case Management Policy

Following consultation both with NGOs and internally at FACS, a new permanency case management policy, rules and practice guidance are now available, supporting the objectives of the Permanency Support Program (PSP). The policy has been redesigned to bring together permanency pathways, programs and service models across the continuum of care. This includes early intervention and family […]

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Ready for the Permanency Support Program? Have Your Say

ACWA is seeking the views of our member agencies ahead of the introduction of the Permanency Support Program (PSP). Commencing from 1 October 2017, FACS will be implementing a wide range of changes to the child protection and out-of-home care sector. The name for these changes is the Permanency Support Program (PSP), which was announced […]

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