Restoration: Cautionary Tales From the Children’s Court of NSW

The following article from the Children’s Court of NSW provides crucial guidance for Funded Service Providers into Children’s Court matters involving the care and protection of children, particularly in relation to restoration: The Children’s Court is a specialist court which deals with cases brought pursuant to the Children and Young Persons Care and Protection Act 1998 (‘the […]

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From the CEO’s Desk

ACWA’s core responsibility is to advocate for systemic changes to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and their families. Our strategic plan emphasises the need for ACWA to work collaboratively with government and non-government stakeholders in seeking to achieve positive outcomes for the most vulnerable in our community. Over the past six months, […]

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Child and Family Research Stocktake: We’re Seeking Your Help

Over the past few months, NCOSS, ACWA, AbSec, academics and the Department of Communities and Justice have been jointly exploring the potential benefits of establishing a Human Services Research Council to provide a platform for the Government, NGO sector and academic institutions to regularly come together with the aims of: identifying those areas that should […]

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Kinship Care Forum With Dr Lucy Peake

On September 9, ACWA hosted a NSW Kinship Care Forum with Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of Grandparents Plus, a unique United Kingdom (UK) charity dedicated to supporting kinship carers. This event, which coincided with NSW Foster & Kinship Care Week (September 8-14), was the final in a series of nationwide forums, workshops and conference presentations […]

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DCJ ChildStory Roundtable Wrap Up

Families, Communities and Disability Services Minister, Gareth Ward, has sent a resounding message to ACWA members that transforming the state’s ChildStory IT system to better meet the needs of Permanency Support Program (PSP) providers, remains a top priority for him and his Department. Speaking to a packed room of members in August, Minister Ward emphasised […]

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