Proposed Child Protection Changes Require Scrutiny

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed efforts of the NSW Government to improve future outcomes for children and young people in care through proposed amendments to child protection laws, but remains concerned that the implications of such significant changes for families have not been adequately explored. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum said any […]

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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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Sector’s High Achievers Honoured at ACWA Awards Ceremony

The NSW child and family welfare sector came together last night to celebrate the inspiring work that is being done to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families at the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies’ (ACWA) 2018 Achievement Awards. Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward joined ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum […]

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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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PSA Self Interest Clouds the Truth on Tune

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says it is disappointed the Public Service Association (PSA) has chosen to use the release of David Tune’s Independent Review of Out of Home Care in NSW this week as an opportunity to denigrate the exemplary work of non-government (NGO) out-of-home care services in NSW. ACWA CEO Andrew […]

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