As agencies would be aware, on 1 October 2017 FACS entered into new contracting arrangements with non-government permanency and out-of-home care service providers. Commencing from 1 July 2018, the new Permanency Support Program funding model will be fully operational and FACS will use ChildStory, rather than the Interim Payment System, to make automatic payments to […]
While full implementation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) does not start until 1 July this year, a number of incremental changes have been coming into effect since October 2017. To support implementation of these changes, FACS has funded ACWA to conduct a needs analysis of the sector through our membership. ACWA began this process […]
ACWA has responded to the Shaping a Better Child Protection System Discussion Paper with valuable input from our member agencies. To help gather sector feedback ACWA hosted a consultation workshop in November, which was attended by 12 member representatives from the service spectrum of early intervention to out-of-home care (OOHC) and adoption specialists. We focused […]
ACWA recently held a workshop focused on emergency placements in out-of-home care (OOHC). Emergency placements have long been an area for joint sector problem solving and innovation. ACWA last focused on this area of the OOHC service system in 2014 in response to the FACS Options Paper on Immediate and Short Term Placements. ACWA’s October […]
Agencies have until November 30 to respond to a discussion paper released by the Department of Family and Community Services outlining proposed changes to NSW’s child protection system.