Proposed Child Protection Changes Require Scrutiny

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed efforts of the NSW Government to improve future outcomes for children and young people in care through proposed amendments to child protection laws, but remains concerned that the implications of such significant changes for families have not been adequately explored. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum said any […]

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Foster Care Week 2018 Picnic Day

ACWA is gearing up again for our 2018 Foster Care Week Picnic Day, to be held this year on Sunday September 16. The theme for this year’s picnic is ‘Mad Hatter’, with picnic-goers encouraged to wear their most outrageous hat. There will be a colour run, races, games, music, jumping castles, an animal petting zoo, […]

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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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