ACWA launches ‘Strategy to Action’ event series

On 8 November 2023, ACWA held its first ‘Strategy to Action day,’ which brought together over 100 practitioners and executives from our member organisations, as well as academics and invited guests, for a jam-packed day of knowledge-sharing across two topic streams—Family Preservation and Out-of-Home Care (OOHC). The Family Preservation stream explored ‘what’s working in our […]

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FACS Youth Consult for Change is Recruiting New Members

Do you know a young person who would make a great consultant and advocate for children and young people in care? The Department of Family and Community Services is looking for 12 young people from across NSW to join the FACS Youth Consult for Change group. This is a great opportunity for young people to […]

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UTS On Campus Day for Young People in Care

ACWA is delighted to be partnering with the University of Technology Sydney, the Why Not You Project, AbSec, Life Without Barriers, and the Youth Plus Institute to host an on campus day for high school students who are in out-of-home care. When: Tuesday, July 9Time: 9am-3pmWhere: UTS Engineering Building 11RSVP: By July 5 Register: Here […]

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Statewide Training to Help Young People in Care Plan for Their Future

ACWA will be delivering a series of workshops across NSW in the coming six months aimed at equipping out-of-home care caseworkers with the critical skills they need to effectively support and prepare the young people they work with for a life beyond care. It is universally acknowledged by child welfare professionals that ‘leaving care’ is […]

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