ACWA invites all of its members to participate in an international research study by the International Association for Outcome-based Evaluation and Research on Family and Children’s Services to improve practice responses to cycles of poverty that compromise child and family wellbeing. This remains a huge challenge around the world and the research team very much […]
Date: Tuesday 4th July 2023 Time: 10.00am–12.30pm Venue: Sydney CBD (TBC)
ACWA is pleased to invite practitioners, policy makers and researchers to join us at a forum to explore the landmark findings of the Australian Child Maltreatment Study.
This February, the newly established Joint Taskforce will officially commence its critical work addressing issues associated with the implementation of the Permanency Support Program. This team, which is comprised of representatives from AbSec, the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and ACWA, has already met to discuss important governance arrangements that need to be addressed ahead […]
Over the past three months, ACWA has been working with AbSec and the Department of Communities and Justice on a project focused on developing strategies to reduce the number of children and young people in Alternative Care Arrangements (ACAs). This report provides a snapshot of the outcomes that have been achieved under this project to date, and outlines […]
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 […]