ACWA Airs Member Concerns Over Reform Implementation

ACWA has written to Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward seeking clarity and resolution around a number of serious concerns being voiced by the non-government sector in relation to the implementation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) reforms. In his letter, ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum has requested a meeting with Ms Goward to […]

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Cuppa Catch Up With the Minister

Representatives from agencies across the sector welcomed the opportunity to meet with Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward over afternoon tea last week. ACWA and AbSec hosted the event in order to give member agencies the opportunity to hear directly from the Minister about major reforms taking place within NSW’s child protection system under […]

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FACS PSP Update: Panel of Independent Assessors

FACS Executive Director, Child & Family, Simone Czech has written to ACWA in regard to the establishment of a panel of Independent Assessors to help caseworkers determine the best permanency option for a child or young person: We want to thank you, as a peak body, for your collaboration as we work to give or […]

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Important Information from FACS: Transition of Children and Young People to PSP Service Packages

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 […]

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ACWA’s Permanency Support Program Needs Analysis: What We Heard

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 […]

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