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ACWA State Pre-Election Forum

ACWA invites you to join our new CEO Steve Kinmond and NSW parliamentary candidate Greens MP David Shoebridge for a discussion around the way forward for child protection and family wellbeing in NSW. This is a critical opportunity in the lead up to the March 23 State Election for members to speak with Mr Shoebridge about the burning issues affecting the sector and the vulnerable children, young people and families they serve. [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Early intervention and adoption in England: Exploring ethical and human rights issues

Professor Featherstone will present on early interven on and adoption, bringing an ethical lens to these two areas of practice. Professor Featherstone has an impressive reputation in the areas of gender, fathers and child protection. Her recent co-authored book Re-imagining Child Protection: Towards humane social work with families has been highly influential and led to invitations to speak and advise on reforming child protection nationally and internationally. Professor... [More]

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Assessing Parental Capacity and Working with Parents

Assessing parental capacity and working with parents is a key practice area in every aspect of child welfare work as it goes to the quality of care that the child is experiencing or will experience. The assessment of parenting capacity is critical in restoration as well as preservation work. This area of practice focus reflects the changing role of NGO caseworkers as they work more closely with families and parents in order to safely prevent removal and to restore children and... [More]

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NDIS: The Interface with Out-of-Home Care


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New Frontier Cyber Security Challenge

Most staff use the internet and email systems as a means of communication, invoicing and record keeping. Each person is a possible weak link in your chain of security as they may be approached by a fraudulent operator. Increasingly, NGOs are being targeted by those who set up systems to breach our security systems, with our member services falling prey to these attacks. New, sophisticated schemes are more and more difficult to identify. These activities cost our sector a lot of... [More]

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Client and Performance Outcomes Day

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit (BPU) is please to present this fourm on client and performance outcomes in the out of home care sector This special BPU event focuses on achieving measurement and procurement practices that deliver better outcomes for children accessing permanency support services. This will be an invaluable and practical day to help member agencies grapple with the implications of the shift to outcomes-based practice and contracting. Program includes: 1 Outcomes-based... [More]

Family Group Conference in the NGO/FSP Sector

Presenters: Kim Ryan, James King, Belinda Kendall, Carrie Osborne, Nadah Badawy Who should attend: Managers and team leaders from NGOs/FSPs who may use Family Group Conferences as a way of supporting families and significant others to make decisions about the safety, welfare and wellbing of children. OOHC, Brighter Futures and other programs involved in caring for and supporting children and families. [More]

Consultation Meeting

CCWT would like your input concerning the development of our training calendar for 2019/2020 – to ensure we can offer what you want, when you want it and where it needs to be. We would like to consult with ACWA members to ensure we most effectively offer training that builds the skills of your workforce and improves outcomes for the children, young people, families and communities that you work with. At this meeting we will discuss: your current workforce challenges, specific... [More]

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Outcomes Focused Planning, Evaluation and Reporting

Please note – this course is only available to staff from services funded under the Targeted Early Intervention Program by NSW Department of Family and Community Services. All registrations will be checked to ensure that participants are from this group of services. Initially only 1 staff member per service will be accepted. If further places become available it will be opened to more staff. This workshop provides an introduction to the outcomes measurement. It includes an overview... [More]

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PSP Guardianship Workshop

As part of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) transition process, many agencies are reviewing their policies, procedures and practice guidelines. To assist in this process, ACWA is convening a practical workshop series focused on this development work to reflect the PSP reform. The purpose of these workshops is to support agencies in the development or review of their policies, procedures and practice guidelines for all permanency pathways in line with the PSP reform. We aim to... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.