The importance of keeping Aboriginal children and young people in statutory care connected to family, community and country will be the central focus of an event to be hosted by NSW child and family welfare peaks, the Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) and the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), on […]
AbSec, ACWA and Fostering NSW are hosting the special event, ‘Safe: On Country and In Culture‘, on June 9 to continue the conversation about the over-representation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care, and explore ideas for raising awareness about the need for Aboriginal kinship and foster carers to care for Aboriginal kids at times when […]
The NSW Family Matters Collective has released its campaign priorities for empowering Aboriginal communities across our state to design and deliver the services they need to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal children, families and communities. ACWA is asking our members and other relevant agencies to join the campaign.
A short documentary film, For the Kids, made by Fostering NSW and AbSec about some wonderful Aboriginal foster carers in Kempsey and their involvement in the Kids in Care Cup will be showing at the Dendy Newtown on May 26 as part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Touring Program.
Next week provides an important focus on families through National Families Week. The importance of families to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and the challenges they face need our specific and committed attention. When the ground-breaking ‘Bringing Them Home’ report into the Stolen Generations was released in 1997, Australia was shocked to […]