Large gathering of local and international child and family specialists to address disadvantage at major conference

After a six-year hiatus, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) international conference is making a long-awaited comeback, with a jam-packed program designed to tackle the most critical issues facing vulnerable children, families, and young people. ACWA CEO, Maree Walk, says: “It’s a thrill that we’ve been able to bring back one of the sector’s […]

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Peak Body’s Response to Announcement of Review and ACYP’s Report

CEO of the Association for Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), Maree Walk said the not-for-profit sector welcomed Minister Washington’s announcement of a six-month review into Out of Home Care, including foster care, residential care, and high-cost emergency accommodation. “We’re very optimistic that the review will be a catalyst for a revitalisation of Out of Home Care. […]

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Online safety resources for carers and children & young people in care

ACWA is pleased to announce the completion of its national project – funded by an online safety grant from the eSafety Commissioner – to co-design and develop resources aimed at raising awareness of online safety among children and young people in care and their caregivers. The resources include a series of short videos for children […]

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NSW Budget: ACWA Welcomes Early Intervention Dollars

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s continued investment in initiatives aimed at supporting the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and families, as announced in the NSW State Budget. ACWA CEO, Steve Kinmond, said ACWA is particularly pleased to see the government maintain its ongoing commitment to funding critical family support and preservation programs that seek to strengthen the capacity of parents to safely care […]

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