The President of the NSW Children’s Court Judge Peter Johnstone joined members at ACWA on March 30 to deliver an insightful presentation on ‘Emerging Trends and Issues in the NSW Children’s Court’. His Honour noted during his presentation that the coverage of specialist magistrates is improving across regional areas of NSW, with 85 to […]
On March 30, NSW Children’s Guardian Kerryn Boland visited ACWA to speak with a full room of members about the sigificant changes occurring within the sector. Her presentation addressed two key points, the first being a review of the Working with Children Check (WWCC), followed by her initial perspective on the future role of the […]
As part of its Community Education Liaison (formerly Lodestar) Program, Western Sydney University’s Office of Widening Participation will be delivering a range of community support projects during 2017 aimed at raising educational aspirations and preparing participants for a successful transition into the world of higher education.University Taster DaysUniversity Taster Days provide students in out-of-home care […]
Trauma informed practice is a buzzword that has been around for a while now, so how would you go about explaining what it actually means to someone outside our profession? Trauma therapist and trainer Laura Luchi writes: I often find myself in a training room asking participants to define Trauma Informed Practice and, while mostly […]
The NSW Government has announced it will soon make it easier for foster families to adopt children in their care, under the most significant reforms to child protection and out of home care in almost a decade.