FACS Youth Consult for Change is Recruiting New Members

Do you know a young person who would make a great consultant and advocate for children and young people in care? The Department of Family and Community Services is looking for 12 young people from across NSW to join the FACS Youth Consult for Change group. This is a great opportunity for young people to […]

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UTS On Campus Day for Young People in Care

ACWA is delighted to be partnering with the University of Technology Sydney, the Why Not You Project, AbSec, Life Without Barriers, and the Youth Plus Institute to host an on campus day for high school students who are in out-of-home care. When: Tuesday, July 9Time: 9am-3pmWhere: UTS Engineering Building 11RSVP: By July 5 Register: Here […]

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Statewide Training to Help Young People in Care Plan for Their Future

ACWA will be delivering a series of workshops across NSW in the coming six months aimed at equipping out-of-home care caseworkers with the critical skills they need to effectively support and prepare the young people they work with for a life beyond care. It is universally acknowledged by child welfare professionals that ‘leaving care’ is […]

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ACWA’s Top Three Election Priorities

With NSW set to go to the polls on March 23, ACWA is calling on all sides of politics to prioritise the needs of vulnerable children and young people – particularly those who are living in out-of-home care, who are at risk of entering care, and who have left the care system. As part of […]

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ACWA Welcomes New National Child Protection Plan

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the release this week of the Fourth Action Plan (2018-2020) under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. Acting CEO Dr Wendy Foote said the NSW peak strongly supports the focus of the Fourth Action Plan on collectively tackling the unacceptable rate of child abuse […]

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