Invitation to Discussion on ACWA’s Education Snapshot

One of ACWA’s key policy areas this year has been educational access for children and young people in out-of-home care. Last month, we provided an update to our members and stakeholders on the progress of this work and the release of our  Snapshot: Educational Engagement of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW. […]

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Collaborative Recruitment Targets LGBTQI Community

On the last Sunday in October, ACWA’s Fostering NSW team was joined at the glorious Parramatta River Foreshore Reserve by staff from Barnardos, Challenge and Creating Links in hosting a stall and information session at the Parramatta Pride Picnic Day on behalf of the Metro Recruitment Working Group. The Benevolent Society, Life Without Barriers and Uniting […]

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NDIS and its Interface with OOHC: NSW Roadshow

A total of nine forums have been convened across the state, from Albury in the South to Ballina in the North, under this joint initiative between ACWA and FACS. These forums have been well attended and there are plans to potentially hold more in the new year. In the meantime, upcoming forums scheduled for the […]

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Agencies Focus on Tracking Key Outcomes for Children Accessing Permanency Support Services

ACWA’S Best Practice Unit (BPU), in partnership with the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), brought together a full house of leading experts and academics, NGO managers and practitioners, policy makers, data analysts, private and public legal practitioners, and training specialists for the sector’s first ever ‘Client and Performance Outcomes Day’. Participants at the […]

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ACWA Emergency Care Workshop

ACWA is holding a workshop next Thursday, October 19, for Senior Operations Managers to discuss joint sector approaches to providing emergency care placements in NSW. The workshop will be held from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at ACWA’s training rooms in Haymarket, Sydney. This is an opportunity for our sector to be involved in joint problem solving […]

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