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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Education and Out-of-Home Care Roundtable Report

ACWA has released a report of our 2018 Education and Out-of-Home Care Roundtable, which brought together sector leaders, representatives from government and non-government agencies, and other key stakeholders, to examine how we can work together to improve the learning outcomes of vulnerable children and young people in NSW. More than 25 people turned out to last […]

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ACWA Seeking Member Support For CCWT Regional Training Trial

ACWA’s CCWT team is eager to hear from regional-based member agencies who may be interested in hosting video conference training sessions to help bring enhanced learning opportunities to participants in rural and remote communities. CCWT wants to use the flexibility of video conferencing technology to bring regional training participants together under the same roof so […]

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Greens MP Discusses Party Priorities for Child Protection

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge visited ACWA ahead of the NSW election to speak with members about his party’s policy priorities for the next parliamentary term, especially those focused on generating better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. These include: Securing an additional investment of $300 million a year into early intervention services. […]

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Half Price Training for Out-of-Home Care Workers

CCWT is currently offering training in the areas of leaving care and Children’s Court legal issues for half price. Commencing in Dubbo in May, CCWT’s Transition From Care: Planning to Leave Care workshop will be delivered in nine locations across the state, giving out-of-home care caseworkers in regional and metropolitan areas valuable insight into how they […]

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