From the CEO’s Desk

One of my key areas of focus since joining ACWA in February, has been to work with the Board on reviewing and clarifying ACWA’s strategic directions to ensure that our priorities as a peak body reflect the needs of our member organisations, the sector and, most importantly, the wider community. As a consequence of this […]

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Critical Gathering Signals It’s Time for National Action on Kinship Care

More than 50 representatives from kinship care advocacy groups from around Australia came together with frontline practitioners, researchers and non-government and government stakeholders at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney on August 23 to begin mapping a blueprint for improving services, support and outcomes for this often overlooked yet critical population within the child […]

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Open Adoption Series

Background The Open Adoption Series was developed by ACWA’s Best Practice Unit and FACS following a forum on Open Adoption in May 2015. This resource is designed to help the OOHC sector build knowledge of past and present adoption practice, facilitate discussion and influence culture change. How to use this resource We encourage you to […]

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Assessing Parental Capacity and Working with Parents

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit hosted a two-day Assessing Parental Capacity and Working With Parents Best Practice Forum in April 2018 examining best practice for working with families and issues involved in the assessment of parental capacity. The forum was designed to support ACWA’s members in their work under the new Permanency Support Program. A summary of the […]

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ACWA 2018 Conference

Doing better for children and families:  Innovate, lead, change On behalf of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), we invite you to join us at the ACWA 2018 Conference to be held at the outstanding International Convention Centre Sydney. The Conference is in the convenient location of Darling Harbour overlooking the ferries, shops and […]

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