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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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Tightened Child Care Worker Checks

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed swift moves by the NSW Government to introduce national police checks for residential care workers in response to disturbing child abuse allegations linked to the North Coast-based residential care facility Wundarra Services. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum said the rapid response, which will further strengthen the screening […]

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Media Release: ACWA Launches Fresh Strategy to Support NSW Welfare Agencies

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has outlined key elements of its strategy for 2016 and launched a series of new initiatives to help non-government welfare agencies meet the needs of vulnerable children, young people and families amid NSW’s evolving child protection system. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum unveiled the 2016 strategy and its new […]

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