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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ACWA 2021 AGM: Board Election and Constitution Changes

ACWA has welcomed a fresh face to our Board, with the election of Narang Bir-rong’s CEO, Heidi Bradshaw. The Board election results were declared at ACWA’s 2021 Annual General Meeting, held on November 4. The other two Board positions up for election were filled by returning directors, Dr Lisa Griffiths (OzChild) and Dr Robyn Miller […]

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Opportunity to secure funded training for your agency workforce

If you are planning training for your agency in the next 6-12 months, think about taking advantage of the substantial new JobTrainer funding that is being offered by the Federal and State governments. Funding is available for training that: Is accredited Meets identified priorities Builds the capacity of your staff in changing environments. ACWA can work […]

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Joint Protocol Roadshow Fosters Local Responses to Young People At Risk

ACWA has been undertaking joint work with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) to raise awareness about the Joint Protocol to reduce the contact of young people in residential out of home care with the criminal justice system, and to promote its effective and consistent implementation. In addition to our role in co-chairing the […]

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From the CEO’s Desk

What a privilege it was to have Isaiah Dawe speak with ACWA members at our recent AGM about the inspiring work he is doing, through his mentoring program ID Know Yourself, to empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in care and support them to thrive as adults. Isaiah, who grew up in care […]

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