The use of kinship care for statutory child protection placements in Australia is burgeoning. The latest national AIHW figures (June 2017) reveal 47 percent of children living in out-of-home care were in kinship/relative care. ACWA is concerned about the lack of adequate, consistent policy and programmic responses for this growing form of care at both […]
Doing better for children and families: Innovate, lead, change On behalf of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), we invite you to join us at the ACWA 2018 Conference to be held at the outstanding International Convention Centre Sydney. The Conference is in the convenient location of Darling Harbour overlooking the ferries, shops and […]
Choose from over 275 workshops in 12 learning areas to enhance your skills or to gain a Certificate or Diploma. Courses will be held right across NSW – both within the Sydney area and in many different regional centres. To view all of our training programs for 2018 visit the CCWT website. We look forward to working with […]
Over the last 30 years we have seen many changes in the community sector and provided relevant professional development opportunities and qualifications to support the work in the sector. Recent changes include the transition of out-of-home care services to the non-government sector, a major restructure of how services are offered in the homelessness sector, changes […]
Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. Around the world more than a billion people are desperately poor. In Anti-Poverty Week help fight poverty and hardship. Why not organise a display, stall or award? Maybe a workshop, lecture or forum? How about a fundraiser, fact sheet or petition?