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
For parents, carers & kids
Empowerment and participation: OCG guide for organisations working with children and young people
Caseworkers’ Communication with Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care and their Caregivers
Children involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age
Cultural Identity, Community and Family Connections: Aboriginal Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care
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
Factors influencing therapy use following a disclosure of child sexual abuse
Identifying the best strategies for effective client engagement in commissioning of government services
Influence of Placement Stability on Developmental Outcomes of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care
Placement Stability: Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care
Rates of therapy use following a disclosure of child sexual abuse
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?
My Forever Family 2020 Carer Survey Report
NSW Carer Support Needs: Coping in the context of COVID-19
Out of sight: Systemic inquiry into children and young people who are absent or missing from residential 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?
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 providers: Department 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.
July 27: PSP Permanency Q&A webinar: Permanency planning for children who have siblings
Jul/Aug: CREATE Events & Activities for young people
Jul/Aug: SSI Free Online Workshops: An NDIS workforce for our diverse community
Aug 04: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
Aug 11: Navigating Digital Safe Spaces webinar and study (by The University of Sydney Research Centre for Children and Families)
Aug 30: SNAICC National Conference
Sept 29: Working Towards Restoration webinar and study (by The University of Sydney Research Centre for Children and Families)
Oct 13-14: National Permanency Conference #THRIVE2021
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Page updated: July 2021