Common Sense Prevails Amid a Flurry of Contracting Talks

The announcement by FACS this week that it is suspending its Intensive Therapeutic Care tendering process until further notice is a win for collaboration and common sense, writes ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum: In what can only be described as an ‘interesting time’, the sector has been ‘knee-deep’ in the tendering/recommissioning of out-of-home care services and […]

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Special Screening: For The Kids Documentary

A short documentary film, For the Kids, made by Fostering NSW and AbSec about some wonderful Aboriginal foster carers in Kempsey and their involvement in the Kids in Care Cup will be showing at the Dendy Newtown on May 26 as part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Touring Program.

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Media Release: Keeping Siblings Together in Out-of-Home Care

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is using National Families Week to highlight the desperate need in NSW for foster families and potential adoptive parents willing to open their homes to sibling groups. More than a third of Australian children and young people in out-of-home care are separated from their siblings when they enter […]

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Family Matters Week of Action: May 14-20

Next week provides an important focus on families through National Families Week. The importance of families to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and the challenges they face need our specific and committed attention. When the ground-breaking ‘Bringing Them Home’ report into the Stolen Generations was released in 1997, Australia was shocked to […]

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