For almost 20 years, ACWA has developed resources to train and assess carers. These resources, known as Shared Lives and Step by Step, are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure they effectively meet the contemporary needs of the sector. Versions of these tools are used in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and NSW. Throughout 2019, ACWA […]
Over the past three months, ACWA has been working with AbSec and the Department of Communities and Justice on a project focused on developing strategies to reduce the number of children and young people in Alternative Care Arrangements (ACAs). This report provides a snapshot of the outcomes that have been achieved under this project to date, and outlines […]
ACWA is pleased to invite our member agencies to participate in a half-day forum covering three critical financial topics. We’ve brought together legal and financial experts, practice leaders from member agencies, and leaders from other community-based organisations to present on, and answer questions about, the following topics: Seminar 1: The National Redress Scheme and related […]
Please read our latest Annual Report to learn more about the key work ACWA has undertaken in 2018-2019, as well as our direction and priorities as we move forward.
The following article from the Children’s Court of NSW provides crucial guidance for Funded Service Providers into Children’s Court matters involving the care and protection of children, particularly in relation to restoration: The Children’s Court is a specialist court which deals with cases brought pursuant to the Children and Young Persons Care and Protection Act 1998 (‘the […]