ACWA in the News

The following news items come from a variety of media and mention ACWA and it's activities.

Apprehended violence orders taken out to protect children from physical and sexual abuse have soared 76 per cent in the past year across NSW. The rise comes after senior officers were given new...
A lack of foster carers is the latest shortage affecting the State’s Family and Community Services (FACS) department, despite the responsibility shifting to non-government organisations and agencies...
Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton today officially opened Children in a changing world: Challenges for Families and Communities, a three-day conference that brings together...
Hundreds of teenage boys were abused while training as junior recruits in the Australian Defence Force according to the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce. The Report on abuse at HMAS Leeuwin found...
The state's most vulnerable young people received a half-billion dollar boost in the NSW budget with the money going to ensure more check-ups on children who are at risk of serious harm. Read full...
FORMER Ulladulla High School student Veanka Howard stunned audiences on talent show The X Factor last year when she spoke about moving through a series of many foster homes before finally finding a...
One Lebanese couple in south-western Sydney says despite all the challenges, being a foster parent is all worth it. Read full article.
Fostering kids with disabilities has its challenges but for Cathy and Terry Yates, it also comes with plenty of rewards. Read full article.
Inverell suffers from a shortage of foster carers that is affecting all of NSW, but new opportunities for local carers are emerging. Read full article.
Fewer than one in six children at risk of significant harm in Sydney's south-west are being visited or assessed by a community services caseworker, according to internal government figures. Read full...

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