ACWA Welcomes New Ministerial Appointment

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes the appointment of Gareth Ward as Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, under the new-look Cabinet announced by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian this week. CEO Steve Kinmond said ACWA, and the non-government sector as a whole, is eager to work closely with Minister Ward and other […]

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NSW Election: Tackling Educational Disadvantage So All Young People Can Shine

In the lead up to the March state election, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is appealing to all political parties in NSW for a commitment to addressing the educational disadvantage faced by vulnerable children and young people, including those living in out-of-home care. ACWA CEO Steve Kinmond says those young students who are […]

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ACWA Welcomes New National Child Protection Plan

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the release this week of the Fourth Action Plan (2018-2020) under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. Acting CEO Dr Wendy Foote said the NSW peak strongly supports the focus of the Fourth Action Plan on collectively tackling the unacceptable rate of child abuse […]

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New Child Protection Data Offers a Ray of Hope

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed new data showing the rate of children and young people entering out-of-home care in NSW is declining. Figures released this week by the Productivity Commission in its Report on Government Services reveal entries to care in NSW have dropped from 2.3 per 1,000 children in 2015-16 […]

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