Policy Papers and Submissions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its Consultation Paper for out-of-home care (OOHC) on 8 March 2016. ACWA spent just over a month consulting its member...
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...
ACWA is committed to working with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and other agencies to ensure child safe practices in the child protection and out-of-home...
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of statutory victims of crime compensation schemes as a means of providing redress or compensation to those who suffer child sexual abuse in institutional...
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...
Children and Young People in Care Growing up Strong, Safe and Connected Introduction This response is written by the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), a peak body that represents the...

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