ACWA’s NSW Election Platform

With NSW set to go to the polls on March 23, ACWA is calling on all sides of politics to prioritise the needs of vulnerable children and young people – particularly those who are living in out-of-home care, who are at risk of entering care, and who have left the care system. As part of […]

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Commissioning For Outcomes in NSW: An NGO Perspective

This report is the result of research commissioned by ACWA following a recommissioning workshop facilitated by KPMG in October 2018 involving FACS, NGO peaks, providers, regulators and other key stakeholders on the future shape of commissioning for services for children and families in NSW. The report draws on interviews with 20 NGO representatives and other […]

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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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