ACWA’s Budget Response

While the recent NSW budget received a collective tick of approval from the community and social services sector, ACWA is joining its fellow children and family state peak bodies, AbSec and Fams, in calling for the Government to reconsider the significant funds allocated to bolster internal departmental capacities. ‘This government is clearly committed to improving […]

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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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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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Media Release: Supporting Families Early Must be a Budget Priority for NSW

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of additional funding in its upcoming budget into frontline child protection work, but says investment into prevention and early intervention must be the ultimate priority if NSW is to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. Under the budget measure, a total […]

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