NSW Children’s Court President Shares His Insight

The President of the NSW Children’s Court Judge Peter Johnstone joined members at ACWA on March 30 to deliver an insightful presentation on ‘Emerging Trends and Issues in the NSW Children’s Court’.   His Honour noted during his presentation that the coverage of specialist magistrates is improving across regional areas of NSW, with 85 to […]

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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Child Protection Reforms That Put the Focus on ‘Forever’ Families

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed child protection reforms announced by the NSW Government today aimed at giving the state’s most vulnerable children safe, permanent homes. Under the new measures, $90 million will be channeled into two new internationally recognised intervention programs that will focus on keeping families together and be delivered […]

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Media Release: NSW Budget – ACWA Hopes for Momentum Shift

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s additional Budget spend of $560 million over four years on initiatives aimed at keeping families together and stemming the growing tide of children and young people entering the state’s out-of-home care system. The 2016-17 Budget allocates new funding of $190 million over four […]

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ACWA News: Volume 1, 2016

Read all about ACWA’s red carpet launch, our new Children’s Court training resource, and the advocacy work ACWA is undertaking to improve the educational outcomes of children in out-of-home care in ACWA News.

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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Adoption Institute Announcement

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the announcement today that the University of Sydney will work in partnership with Barnardos Australia to establish the Institute of Adoption Studies in NSW, which will be focused on delivering high quality research and practice development in the specialised area of open adoption. Acting CEO Wendy […]

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