Response to ACT Proposed Service System Policy Direction

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 particular, the focus on placement prevention, reunification, permanency options and supporting young people transitioning from care past 18 years old. ACWA also welcomed the recognition of the trauma and complex needs of children and young people entering care, which is critical to providing appropriate services, as is the emphasis that has been given to prioritising the voice of children and young people in the Therapeutic Care Plan.