Higher Education on ACWA’s End of Year TIF Meeting Agenda

If you haven’t been able to attend an ACWA Transition to Independence (TIF) meeting this year, then this will be your last chance. Our final gathering of the year, on Friday, December 8, will be focused on higher education and the University of Western Sydney has generously agreed to play host at its Parramatta City […]

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Supporting the Educational Aspirations of Care Leavers and Young People in Care

In this latest article in ACWA’s ‘Let Them Learn’ series on the educational needs of children in care, Richard Pourau writes about the positive work being carried out by Western Sydney University to address some of the potential barriers to educational achievement experienced by this cohort. Young people within the out-of-home care system, as well […]

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Congratulating our 2017 Community Leadership Graduates

ACWA celebrated the effort and achievements of our 2017 Community Leadership Program (CLP) class with a graduation event last week. These latest graduates join our alumni of more than 150 professionals from across a diverse range of fields including education, health, community services, local councils and peak bodies. The special day provided the cohort the […]

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ACWA Workshop Searches for Emergency Out-of-Home Care Placement Solutions

ACWA recently held a workshop focused on emergency placements in out-of-home care (OOHC). Emergency placements have long been an area for joint sector problem solving and innovation. ACWA last focused on this area of the OOHC service system in 2014 in response to the FACS Options Paper on Immediate and Short Term Placements. ACWA’s October […]

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ACWA Hosts 59th AGM

ACWA held our 59th Annual General Meeting on November 2, with the Board ballot resulting in the reappointment of Bob Mulcahy as Chair, the return of Jenny Kitchin as Ordinary Member, and Challenge Community Services’ Chris Brown elected as the Board’s newest Ordinary Member. The Board’s three Co-Opted Members Mark Valerio, Amanda Bridge and Lorna […]

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