Revised Joint Protocol Now Available

The Joint Protocol to reduce contact of young people in residential care with the criminal justice system has been revised to reflect changes to the service system since it was originally introduced in 2016. The latest edition, which can be downloaded here, has also undergone a design refresh. The Joint Protocol was prepared by the […]

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Child Safety Good Practice Tool Update

ACWA is working with AbSec to develop an online child safety good practice tool, which aims to give agencies practical policy and procedural advice to help them comply with child safe standards, and is tailored to suit the needs of individual sectors. Click here to view a sample copy of the tool that would house the advice […]

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Contracting Frameworks and Systems: Important Information for FACS Funded Services

Following is an outline of important new resources that have been added to the funded contract management pages on the FACS website to assist service providers: Funded contract management overview The funded contract management overview is a comprehensive look at how funded contract management is positioned in relation to strategic government priorities and how it fits in with the […]

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Second Chance Training for ACWA’s New Step By Step Parent Assessment Tool

Practitioners who missed out on the training for ACWA’s new Step by Step Parent Assessment Tool for Restoration, which is currently undergoing a four-month trial, have the opportunity to participate in a one-day session at ACWA in February. ACWA is running this second round of training for practitioners interested in trialling the new material but […]

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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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