The Need to Do Better Educating NSW Children in Care

“Education is particularly important for children in care, as it is integral to their overall development and wellbeing, and provides an important gateway to future employment and life opportunities.”  [1] The powerful positive influence that high quality education can have on the life trajectory of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) is well known, […]

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Taking the Mystery Out of Restoration Work

A new addition to CCWT’s training calendar this year is a two-day workshop that offers a practice-based view of restoration. Presenter Ross Smith explains further: Deciding on the restoration of children can be one of the hardest judgments that managers and workers need to make. The new Successful Restorations workshop focuses on how we, as professionals, make […]

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NSW Therapeutic Care Framework Launched

As a key partner in this project, ACWA is delighted to share the news that the NSW Therapeutic Care Framework has been launched. The framework outlines a set of principles to guide the out-of-home care sector in NSW to provide the best possible care for children and young people in care.

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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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