Projects

Targeted Early Intervention Sector Assistance Strategy

ACWA/CCWT is pleased to be working with the Department of Family and Community Services NSW (FACS) and the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) to provide support for agencies transitioning their services to align with the TEI Reforms. Our role in this scheme is to provide support through professional development courses tailored to your needs. […]

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Kinship Care: Making It a National Issue

ACWA has commenced work on a project aimed at establishing a national policy focus on kinship care. Background The use of kinship care for statutory child protection placements in Australia is burgeoning. The latest national AIHW figures (June 2017) reveal 47 percent of children living in out-of-home care were in kinship/relative care. ACWA is concerned […]

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Disability Justice Project

The Disability Justice Project (DJP) is a two and a half year capacity building project, funded by ADHC (Ageing, Disability and Home Care), running from July 2015 to November 2017. The project has been managed by ACWA (Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies) through its training arm CCWT (Centre for Community Welfare Training) in partnership with LWB (Life Without Barriers) and IDRS (Intellectual Disabilities Rights Service). It […]

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Let Them Learn: Improving the Educational Outcomes of NSW Children in Care

The poor educational outcomes attained by children and young people in out-of-home care has long been a concern for the child and family welfare sector. Education plays a fundamental role in helping children and young people growing up in care achieve a productive and rewarding life. However, for this particularly vulnerable group of students experiences […]

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Step by Step

Step by Step is a set of carer assessment and training resources. These resources support out-of-home care agencies to provide consistent and high quality assessment and training experiences. Assessment Tools The resources include tools for assessing foster carers relative and kinship carers guardians See a video about how the current edition of assessment tools were […]

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Fostering NSW

About ACWA was proud to be the provider of the Fostering NSW Recruitment Project from 2012 till 2018. Fostering NSW was a partnership between the NSW Government and non-government foster care agencies to provide an information and referral service to potential foster carers on behalf of the sector. This was an ongoing, state-wide public awareness […]

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Children’s Court Training Resources

For Managers and Caseworkers ACWA has developed this package of training resources for out-of-home-care managers and team leaders working within non-government organisations to assist with staff development. The package focuses specifically on Court work and other legal issues arising from their staff’s work under the NSW Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 […]

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Developing Practice

The child youth and family work journal Developing Practice is a refereed journal that has been published by the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) and the NSW Family Services (FamS) for the child, youth and family services sector since 2001. The journal is published three times a year and is nationally recognised for its […]

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Best Practice Unit

The NGO sector is increasingly responsible for a growing proportion and range of service delivery in the child and family welfare area. ACWA’s role is to support the sector’s capacity to provide high quality services that result in good outcomes for children, young people and families. The NGO sector has a history of commitment and […]

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Fostering NSW

ACWA’s concluded statewide Foster Care Recruitment and Retention project, delivered through Fostering NSW from 2013-2018.

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Disability Justice Project

The Disability Justice Project (DJP) is a two-year capacity building project that offers a range of free training courses, links to resources and support through Communities of Practice to disability service providers across NSW

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Best Practice Unit

The Best Practice Unit seeks to underpin the sector’s current growth by developing a workforce building strategy and developing accessible pathways for professional development for staff within the sector

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Developing Practice

Developing Practice is a refereed journal for the child, youth and family services sector since 2001. The journal is published three times a year and is nationally recognised for its coverage of issues affecting vulnerable children, young people and families.

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ACWA Children’s Court Training Resources

Package of training resources for out-of-home-care managers and team leaders working within non-government organisations to assist with staff development

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Step by Step

Step by Step is a set of carer assessment and training resources that support out-of-home care agencies to provide consistent and high quality assessment and training experiences.

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