ACWA’s NSW Election Platform

ACWA is the peak body for NGO child welfare organisations in NSW, working towards systems reform in order to bring about improved outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It is the wide held hope of ACWA and the sector as a whole that child protection will be treated as a priority issue in the 2019 […]

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ACWA Barriers to Adoption Submission

ACWA has made a submission to the national inquiry into local adoption currently being conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs. ACWA’s Barriers to Adoption submission, which draws on information provided by our members and from specific ACWA projects, ultimately contends that adoption should only be supported when it […]

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ACWA Needs Analysis Available

As previously reported ACWA conducted a needs analysis of the sector in late 2017 to help identify what NGOs need to implement, change or provide to work in line with the Permanency Support Program reforms being implemented in NSW. The final report is now available for viewing and can be downloaded here. The ACWA Needs […]

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ACWA Airs Member Concerns Over Reform Implementation

ACWA has written to Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward seeking clarity and resolution around a number of serious concerns being voiced by the non-government sector in relation to the implementation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) reforms. In his letter, ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum has requested a meeting with Ms Goward to […]

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ACWA Correspondence to FACS

ACWA has written to FACS this week highlighting concerns that a gap in the current out-of-home care service system may be leaving a cohort of high needs children without permanency options. In a letter  to FACS Commissioning Deputy Secretary Deidre Mulkerin, ACWA Deputy CEO Dr Wendy Foote writes: I am writing on behalf of the ACWA […]

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