This week is National Child Protection Week (September 3-9), a time of year when the community takes time out to reflect on how we can improve our child protection system in order to achieve better long-term outcomes for our nation’s children. As we all know, there is nothing more critical than protecting children from abuse […]
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has described moves by the NSW Labor Opposition to introduce legislation that would require non-government (NGO) out-of-home care contracts be investigated by the Auditor General as an unacceptable attack on the integrity of charities that continue to work tirelessly to support the community’s youngest and most vulnerable. Opposition […]
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of additional funding in its upcoming budget into frontline child protection work, but says investment into prevention and early intervention must be the ultimate priority if NSW is to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. Under the budget measure, a total […]
ACWA members have paid tribute to outgoing NSW Children’s Guardian Kerryn Boland for her service and commitment to the community during a special send-off this week. Kerryn has headed up the Office of the Children’s Guardian since 2005 and agency representatives gathered at ACWA on Wednesday to bid her a warm farewell, thanking her for her […]
ACWA has welcomed the release today of the See, Understand and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse – a Practical Kit, a world-first resource that provides child protection workers advice and resources for responding to victims of child sexual abuse.