Conference to Shine a Light on Child Protection as NSW Peak Marks 60-Year Milestone

One of NSW’s oldest child and family welfare peaks, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), will mark 60 years of advocacy during its 19th national conference next week. Around 700 child and family welfare experts, human services workers and researchers will converge on Sydney for the three-day event, which opens at Sydney’s International Convention […]

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Foster Care Week 2018 Picnic Day

ACWA is gearing up again for our 2018 Foster Care Week Picnic Day, to be held this year on Sunday September 16. The theme for this year’s picnic is ‘Mad Hatter’, with picnic-goers encouraged to wear their most outrageous hat. There will be a colour run, races, games, music, jumping castles, an animal petting zoo, […]

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ACWA 2018 Conference Program Now Available

ACWA has just released the detailed program for our national conference, which opens in Sydney on August 20. ACWA 2018 will focus on the continuing endeavours of our sector to provide better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. The three-day program offers a rich array of keynotes by internationally acclaimed speakers, masterclasses and concurrent […]

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Education Champions Workshop for Carers and Caseworkers

As part of our Let Them Learn project ACWA is teaming up with UTS and the Why Not You Project to provide a University Experience Day on Thursday, July 26, for students from Years 9-12 who are in care. Highlights of the day will include a Code and Design 3D Modelling Workshop for the teens and an Education Champions […]

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Expression of interest to attend the National Kinship Care Forum

The EOI is now closed Thank you to everyone who registered an EOI. Date: 23 August 2018. Target audience for the day: State and federal policy makers, kinship care practitioners, and kinship care advocacy groups. Kinship care is defined as family-based care within the child’s extended family or with close friends of the family known […]

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