ACWA Set to Host 60th AGM

Members are warmly invited to attend ACWA’s 60th Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 1. ACWA’s AGM provides us a valuable opportunity to share with members and guests highlights of our activities and achievements of the past 12 months. The guest speaker will be Robert Fitzgerald AM, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission, who will be […]

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Foster Care Week Picnic Day: Hats A Great Way to Celebrate!

A happy, fun filled picnic day under a beautiful blue sky was the perfect way to finish up this year’s Foster Care Week celebrations. Around 900 foster carers, children and volunteers turned out to Sunday’s event, which was held at the University of Western Sydney’s Bankstown Campus. This year’s ‘Mad Hatter’ theme was widely embraced, […]

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Foster Care Week 2018: A Time to Honour Our Extraordinary Foster Carers

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has praised NSW’s foster carers for their critical contribution to our community, as agencies across the state celebrate Foster Care Week. Now into its 28th year, Foster Care Week (September 9-16) honours the extraordinary work of foster carers in our community who bring love, stability and hope to the […]

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ACWA 18: Merging Practice Insight with Academic Minds

ACWA was thrilled to see such a huge turnout to our 19th national conference last week, which coincided with our 60th anniversary. This fantastic three days saw the frontline wisdom and experience of welfare practitioners merge with inspiring academic minds to consider how we can do better for children and families. We hope you enjoy viewing our […]

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Critical Gathering Signals It’s Time for National Action on Kinship Care

More than 50 representatives from kinship care advocacy groups from around Australia came together with frontline practitioners, researchers and non-government and government stakeholders at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney on August 23 to begin mapping a blueprint for improving services, support and outcomes for this often overlooked yet critical population within the child […]

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