Welcome to ACWA’s Sector Clearinghouse, where you will find the latest resources, research and information to support your work with children, young people and families.

Resources, research and reports

Resources for caseworkers 

Aboriginal Case Management Policy: Practice Guidance Resources
Collaborative Practice in Child Wellbeing and Protection: NSW Interagency Guidelines for Practitioners 2021
Keeping connected with video chats
PSP Learning Hub: Legal resources
Reframing Children’s Mental Health - a communications toolkit
Taking the journey toward a trauma-informed approach to Family Time
Telepractice Hub

For parents, carers & kids

Stay Safe Online, Tell Someone Program
Thoughtful Parenting Kit

For organisations


Caseworkers’ Communication with Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care and their Caregivers
Developmental Outcomes of Children and Young People in Relative Kinship Care and Foster Care
Educational Outcomes of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care
Evidence Review of Permanency Practices
Influence of Placement Stability on Developmental Outcomes of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care 
The impact of COVID-19 on the risk of online child sexual exploitation and the implications for child protection and policing


Birth family contact: What are the views of children and young people in out-of-home care?
Child Protection Australia 2019-20
Children and Youth Reported Missing from Out-of-Home Care in Australia
Impact of maternal age on children coming into contact with the child protection system
Leaving care planning: What are the views of young people in out-of-home care?
Participation in decision making: What are the views of children and young people in out-of-home care?
The Social Sector in NSW: Capitalising on the Potential for Growth
Transitioning to Adulthood from Out-of-Home Care: Independence or Interdependence?

Webinar recordings

In Discussion with Disability Advocates: Every Child
Out-of-home care through the lens of attachment theory: NSW Committee on Adoption and Permanent Care
s.170 Sector Records Management Forum: Department of Communities and Justice (click here for presentation slides)
Streamlining Administrative Process Workshop: Q&A for PSP providersDepartment of Communities and Justice
The digital divide and remote service delivery: CFCA

Disclaimer. Unless ACWA has expressly stated otherwise, ACWA’s highlighting of resources, research, reports and other information in the above section, does not constitute an endorsement by ACWA of the content of this material. 

What’s on?

Sector events

Jun 16: SNAICC/Yadeni Tago webinar - Advancing partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations
Jun 17: MYAN NSW Forum - Mental Health and Multicultural Young People
June 21-27: Working with Children Week
Jun 23-24: NSW Aboriginal Youth Symposium
June 29: PSP Permanency Q&A webinar: The importance of cultural planning in permanency
Jul 02: NCOSS Post Budget Breakfast
Jul 06: AbSec NAIDOC Family Fun Day
July 27: PSP Permanency Q&A webinar: Permanency planning for children who have siblings
Jul/Aug: CREATE Events & Activities for young people

Aug 04: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
Aug 30: SNAICC National Conference
Oct 13-14: National Permanency Conference #THRIVE2021

Closing June 20: 2021 NSW Youth Work Awards Nominations
Closing June 30: Families in Australia Survey
Closing July 31: Understanding professional development for practitioners working with children, young people and their families survey


CCWT Short Courses and Qualifications
Joint Protocol e-learning series for residential out-of-home care workers

Career opportunities

Visit NCOSS Community Jobs to view the latest employment opportunities in the NSW community services sector.

Do you have anything to share?

ACWA’s Sector Clearinghouse is a living document, and is updated on a regular basis. If there are is any information or resources that you would like us to share, please email: acwa@acwa.asn.au


Page updated: June 2021