Out-of-Home Care Forums

ACWA’s Out-Of-Home Care (OOHC) Forums meet at regular intervals throughout the year to provide an opportunity for practitioners in service delivery to examine OOHC issues, discuss key areas of common interest and concern and to network with other care providers.

Main topics of discussion include:​

  • Case management responsibility
  • Capacity building
  • Workforce development
  • Practice solutions in provision of care
  • Permanency planning and court orders
  • Liaison with Family and Community Services and other relevant authorities
  • Training and retaining foster carers
  • Young people's participation

Snapshot of ACWA Out-of-Home Care Forums

OOHC Forum Sydney Telopea 1st Tuesday of every 3rd month (Feb, May, Aug, Nov)
OOHC Forum Southern Wollongong 4th Thursday of every 3rd month (April, Jul, Oct)

Transition to Independence Forum

Parramatta 2nd Friday of every 2nd month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
OOHC Reforms Forum  CBD 1st Wednesday of every 3rd month (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)
Residential Care Providers Network CBD 2nd Tuesday of every 2nd month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)

ACWA members can find more information about upcoming ACWA Out-of-Home Care Forums and access best practice resources in the Member Area

For more information about ACWA’s Out-Of-Home Care Forums, please contact ACWA on (02) 9281 8822 or by email.