University Experience Day for Young People in Care

Attention caseworkers and carers! The Why Not You Project is seeking young people in year 9 and 10 with a care experience who may be interested in attending a University Experience Day at the University of Technology, Sydney on July 26.  Delivered by university staff and students, this FREE University Experience Day will be tailored directly for students in […]

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ACWA Barriers to Adoption Submission

ACWA has made a submission to the national inquiry into local adoption currently being conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs. ACWA’s Barriers to Adoption submission, which draws on information provided by our members and from specific ACWA projects, ultimately contends that adoption should only be supported when it […]

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NSW Response to the Royal Commission

The NSW Government has publicly announced its response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, accepting or accepting in principle the majority of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. The response includes reforms to civil litigation laws, making institutions child safe and strengthening protections for mandatory reporters. A small […]

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ACWA Out-of-Home Care Capability Framework

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit has developed the Out-of-Home Care Capability Framework (NSW) as part of their response to the current changes and growth in the sector caused by legislative reform and the transition of OOHC services to non-government organisations. The aim is to give organisations that provide out of home care a structured system by […]

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PSA Self Interest Clouds the Truth on Tune

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says it is disappointed the Public Service Association (PSA) has chosen to use the release of David Tune’s Independent Review of Out of Home Care in NSW this week as an opportunity to denigrate the exemplary work of non-government (NGO) out-of-home care services in NSW. ACWA CEO Andrew […]

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