ACWA’s Courting Success Forum: What We Learned

As part of the 2018 Family Matters National Week of Action (May14-20), ACWA hosted a ‘Courting Success’ forum to discuss strategies to reduce the unacceptable numbers of Aboriginal children and young people being removed into out-of-home care. The event, which attracted representatives from non-government organisations, as well as NSW Children’s Court President Judge Peter Johnstone […]

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Assessing Parental Capacity and Working With Parents Forum: A Wrap-Up

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit (BPU) hosted a two-day forum examining best practice for working with families and issues involved in the assessment of parental capacity in April. Held at the Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) premises in Sydney, the event attracted around 70 managers and team leaders from out-of-home care […]

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ACWA PSP Workshop Series 2018: Developing Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidelines in Line With the Permanency Support Program

As part of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) transition process, many agencies are reviewing their policies, procedures and practice guidelines. To assist in this process, ACWA is convening a practical workshop series focused on this development work to reflect the PSP reform. The purpose of these workshops is to support agencies in the development or […]

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Abstract submissions for ACWA Conference has been extended! Act now.

Abstract submissions for your work to be included into the ACWA 2018 program has been extended until Friday 20 April 2018. The ACWA 2018 Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration as an oral or poster presentation in the ACWA 2018 program. An expansion of the sub-themes can be found […]

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ACWA Achievement Award Nominations Now Open

We’re calling for nominations for our ACWA18 Achievement Awards which recognise and celebrate the inspiring work being done in our sector to improve the lives of children, young people, families and communities.  

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