Important New Information for Leaving Care Planning

FACS has just released the following guiding principles to help caseworkers ensure young people receive the support and encouragement they need as they transition into independent adulthood. Leaving Care Planning Guiding Principles Reconnection Planning Guiding Principles An updated NSW Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) Application Form has also been released, which includes the addition […]

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August Update from the ACWA Board

FACS representatives Eleri Morgan-Thomas (Executive Director, Partnerships) and Simone Czech (Executive Director, Child & Family) joined ACWA’s August Board meeting to provide an update on the Permanency Support Program (PSP) reforms and to discuss with Board members the impact of changes on non-government agencies and the children and families they work with. Recurrent issues raised […]

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ACWA Member Survey

Last year ACWA conducted a survey to gauge how well we were doing in meeting the needs of our members. We had a fantastic response, with your answers proving invaluable in helping us plan our activities and continue to support our membership. To inform our work over the coming financial year, we again want to […]

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Joint Protocol Training for ITC and Residential Care Workers

ACWA is pleased to advise that the training module designed to support staff working in out-of-home care residential services to implement the Joint Protocol for Young People in Residential Out-of-Home Care with the Criminal Justice System is now up and running. The training package is available on ACWA’s Learning Management System, and can be accessed using these […]

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ACWA Correspondence to FACS

ACWA has written to FACS this week highlighting concerns that a gap in the current out-of-home care service system may be leaving a cohort of high needs children without permanency options. In a letter  to FACS Commissioning Deputy Secretary Deidre Mulkerin, ACWA Deputy CEO Dr Wendy Foote writes: I am writing on behalf of the ACWA […]

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