Policy and Discussion Papers

ACWA submitted a letter to the Department of Family and Community Services in response to the Parenting Research Centre and University of Melbourne report on a Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) for...
In August 2013, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) released an updated Case Management Policy for Out of Home Care (OOHC). While there was some consultation of the policy prior to...
ACWA responded to the ACT Community Services Directorate's Information Paper: Proposed Service System Policy Direction April 2014. ACWA welcomed the thrust of the proposed policy directions and, in...
State-wide principles of best practice need to be upheld in regard to immediate and short term placements as part of the wider Out-of-Home Care system. ACWA recognises that there may be variation in...
This document provides a summary of the child protection legislative reforms in NSW. View full summary
Definitions of Immediate and Short Term Placements Introduction: The following definitions are the result of research into immediate and short term care and initial consultations with ACWA members...
Contents Summary of issues raised for the NGO sector by the document Detailed discussion of issues raised for the NGO sector by the document Attachment – ACWA’s specific questions and areas requiring...
To whom it may concern, Re. Comments on the Discussion Paper Development of a National Clinical Assessment Framework for Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) February 2010 Thank you...
What will make the greatest improvement to the NSW OOHC system? Aim: The aim of this paper is to identify the actions that will make the greatest difference in improving out-of-home care for children...
The Association of Childrens Welfare Agencies welcomes the work that has been commenced by DoCS to clarify roles and responsibilities in Case Management and Casework. The following briefly outlines...

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