Shining a Light on Kinship Care

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes kinship care expert Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of United Kingdom charity Grandparents Plus, to Australia for a three-week national tour examining how we can best support kinship families in our community. Kinship care is the fastest growing type of out-of-home care in Australia, with around 23,000 children […]

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NSW Budget: Funding Decisions Place Essential Family Services at Risk

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says it shares widespread concerns of the community sector regarding the impact that NSW Budget funding provisions will have on future services for our community’s most vulnerable.  NCOSS, along with a number of other NSW peak bodies, have noted that the latest budgetary measures pose a threat to […]

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ACWA Welcomes New Ministerial Appointment

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes the appointment of Gareth Ward as Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, under the new-look Cabinet announced by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian this week. CEO Steve Kinmond said ACWA, and the non-government sector as a whole, is eager to work closely with Minister Ward and other […]

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NSW Election: Tackling Educational Disadvantage So All Young People Can Shine

In the lead up to the March state election, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is appealing to all political parties in NSW for a commitment to addressing the educational disadvantage faced by vulnerable children and young people, including those living in out-of-home care. ACWA CEO Steve Kinmond says those young students who are […]

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