NSW Budget: ACWA Welcomes Early Intervention Dollars

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s continued investment in initiatives aimed at supporting the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and families, as announced in the NSW State Budget. ACWA CEO, Steve Kinmond, said ACWA is particularly pleased to see the government maintain its ongoing commitment to funding critical family support and preservation programs that seek to strengthen the capacity of parents to safely care […]

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Opportunity for Reform to Protect Aboriginal Children in Upcoming Budget

ACWA has joined a collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations who are calling on the NSW Government, ahead of next week’s Budget, to address the over-representation of Aboriginal children in the child protection system. The AbSec-led campaign comes one year after the release of the findings of the Family is Culture review, which examined the […]

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Shining a Light on Kinship Care

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes kinship care expert Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of United Kingdom charity Grandparents Plus, to Australia for a three-week national tour examining how we can best support kinship families in our community. Kinship care is the fastest growing type of out-of-home care in Australia, with around 23,000 children […]

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NSW Budget: Funding Decisions Place Essential Family Services at Risk

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says it shares widespread concerns of the community sector regarding the impact that NSW Budget funding provisions will have on future services for our community’s most vulnerable.  NCOSS, along with a number of other NSW peak bodies, have noted that the latest budgetary measures pose a threat to […]

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