The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has praised NSW’s foster carers for their critical contribution to our community, as agencies across the state celebrate Foster Care Week. Now into its 28th year, Foster Care Week (September 9-16) honours the extraordinary work of foster carers in our community who bring love, stability and hope to the […]
AbSec and ACWA Joint Statement: NSW Government Tender Award Shows Misplaced Priorities For Our Children
The NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has today named Adopt Change, in partnership with Prosper (Project Australia) and the Early Start Discovery Space, as the recipient of the NSW Carer Tender. The $2.3 million contract gives these organisations responsibility for the newly named My Forever Family NSW program, supporting and recruiting carers […]
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is using National Families Week to highlight the urgent need in NSW for more families to help vulnerable children find permanency in safe, loving homes by becoming emergency, respite or restoration carers, or by considering open adoption from care. More than 60 children enter out-of-home care across NSW […]
ACWA raised the curtain on NSW’s 27th Foster Care Week celebrations in colourful style on Sunday with a massive picnic day held at the Blacktown International Sportspark Athletics Centre. More than 900 foster carers and children were treated to a vibrant, sunny day jam packed with activities and entertainment. As the heroes of the day, they […]
The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the need for 660 new foster carers in NSW. Featuring comments from CareSouth respite carers Kellie Grady and Mitch Raven, and ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum.