ACWA Welcomes New National Child Protection Plan

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the release this week of the Fourth Action Plan (2018-2020) under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. Acting CEO Dr Wendy Foote said the NSW peak strongly supports the focus of the Fourth Action Plan on collectively tackling the unacceptable rate of child abuse […]

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New Child Protection Data Offers a Ray of Hope

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed new data showing the rate of children and young people entering out-of-home care in NSW is declining. Figures released this week by the Productivity Commission in its Report on Government Services reveal entries to care in NSW have dropped from 2.3 per 1,000 children in 2015-16 […]

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ACWA Announces New CEO

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Kinmond as its new CEO, effective from February 18 next year. ACWA Chair Bob Mulcahy said Mr Kinmond, who is currently NSW Deputy Ombudsman and Community and Disability Services Commissioner, is an outstanding choice to lead the peak body into […]

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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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