Foster Care Week in NSW

Foster Care WeekFoster Care Week is an annual event that has been running in NSW since 1990. Coordinated by the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) with the support of non-government foster care agencies and other partners, Foster Care Week aims to both celebrate and acknowledge the work of NSW’s foster carers and raise awareness […]

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New website design

If you are regular visitor of ACWA and CCWT then you may have noticed a few changes. We have made a number of modifications that should hopefully improve your experience on our website and when accessing our web services.Please feel free to explore the new design and be sure to check back regularly as we […]

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Children’s Guardian Reflects On Our Changing Sector

On March 30, NSW Children’s Guardian Kerryn Boland visited ACWA to speak with a full room of members about the sigificant changes occurring within the sector. Her presentation addressed two key points, the first being a review of the Working with Children Check (WWCC), followed by her initial perspective on the future role of the […]

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Western Sydney Uni OOHC Support Projects

As part of its Community Education Liaison (formerly Lodestar) Program, Western Sydney University’s Office of Widening Participation will be delivering a range of community support projects during 2017 aimed at raising educational aspirations and preparing participants for a successful transition into the world of higher education.University Taster DaysUniversity Taster Days provide students in out-of-home care […]

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Putting the Practice in to Being Trauma Informed

Trauma informed practice is a buzzword that has been around for a while now, so how would you go about explaining what it actually means to someone outside our profession? Trauma therapist and trainer Laura Luchi writes: I often find myself in a training room asking participants to define Trauma Informed Practice and, while mostly […]

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