It was standing room only as sector representatives turned out to ACWA’s 60th AGM last week to hear about the year that was and to honour the advocacy work and leadership of long-serving CEO Andrew McCallum, who is set to retire later this year after more than 12 years at the helm. In his final ever […]
Families Australia CEO Brian Babington chats with our soon to be retiring CEO on leadership and other learnings he has taken from his lengthy career in child and family welfare.
I warmly welcome you to my final message for 2017, as we ‘tumble’ towards Christmas and the end of what only can be described as an eventful year. There have been a few big ticket items that have been – or are about to be – visited upon us, which may very well set some […]
ACWA’s Acting CEO Dr Wendy Foote reflects on changes announced by PwC Australia to its parental leave policy this week that will support staff members who are foster and kinship carers: An interesting development has taken place in corporate Australia this week, with accounting giant PwC unveiling details of its new HR policy that aims […]
How Do We See What We’re Looking At? Some Thoughts on Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Out-of-Home Care
The symptoms of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children who are placed in out-of-home care can often go unnoticed. Clinical psychologist and CCWT presenter Dr Brendan New provides valuable insight into how caseworkers can recognise the signs and respond accordingly : It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. (Thoreau) It […]