This article published in The Mandarin highlights the collaborative efforts of the community services and education sectors to improve responses to vulnerable children and families.
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 […]
One of ACWA’s key policy areas in 2017 has been educational access for children and young people in out-of-home care. In October 2017 we released our Snapshot: Educational Engagement of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW. Key findings from the data collected from members reveal: One in five school aged children and […]
“Education is particularly important for children in care, as it is integral to their overall development and wellbeing, and provides an important gateway to future employment and life opportunities.”  The powerful positive influence that high quality education can have on the life trajectory of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) is well known, […]