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Care Proceedings: Achieving the best outcomes for children

This full-day forum will be delivered by specialist Children’s Court personnel and legal practitioners from the Department of Communities and Justice, Legal Aid, the Aboriginal Legal Service and private practice, together with senior representatives from the sector. The forum will cover topics such as: the role of specialist Children’s Court personnel the obligations of the model litigant the role of service providers in care proceedings obtaining the best evidence—ensuring input... [More]
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Care Proceedings: Achieving the best outcomes for children

<p>This full-day forum will be delivered by specialist Children’s Court personnel and legal practitioners from the Department of Communities and Justice, Legal Aid, the Aboriginal Legal Service and

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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]

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ACWA Members' Forum

ACWA is pleased to invite you to participate in a half day forum covering three critical financial topics. We’ve brought together legal and financial experts, practice leaders from member agencies, and leaders from other community-based organisations to present on, and answer questions about, the following topics: Seminar 1: The National Redress Scheme and related insurance implications 9.30–10.30am This seminar will give member agencies the chance to learn more about how the... [More]

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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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