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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ACWA Welcomes New Ministerial Appointment

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes the appointment of Gareth Ward as Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, under the new-look Cabinet announced by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian this week. CEO Steve Kinmond said ACWA, and the non-government sector as a whole, is eager to work closely with Minister Ward and other […]

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