ACWA Set to Trial New Step by Step Parent Assessment Tool for Restoration

The implementation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) is one of the most significant changes made to the NSW child protection and out-of-home care (OOHC) systems in decades. For the sector, this new program brings with it substantial reforms to child protection and out-of-home care practice and culture. Under the PSP, NGOs are now required […]

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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 Conference Keynote Presentations

Listed below are the keynote presentations from ACWA’s 2018 national conference Doing better for our children and families: Innovate, lead, change.   Day 1 Keynote Addresses Dr Jenny Driscoll, King’s College London: The rights of the child in the child protection system – A case study in ambivalence? Dr Carmel Devaney, National University of Ireland: Partnership, prevention and […]

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Leaving Care Resources and Info for Caseworkers

The following FACS information sheets are designed to support caseworkers who are working with young people. Please share with colleagues and pass on to new staff members who may be supporting young people in care. New resources for caseworkers These resources provide an overview of the planning process and services including Smart and Skilled fee […]

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New One to One Pre-Authorisation Training for Kinship Carers

ACWA is excited to announce the launch of our Shared Lives Relative Kinship carer training package, designed to be delivered one to one in relative kinship carers’ homes. This brand new package is based on ACWA’s existing Shared Lives Foster Carer training package, covering the essential topics of developmental trauma and repair parenting. Like our Foster Carer package, it is delivered […]

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