ACWA Leaving Care Working Party

ACWA established its Leaving Care Working Party (LCWP) in 1990, after witnessing the lack of services and the lack of responsibility for young people once their legal orders terminated.

The LCWP meets on the second Friday of every second month and consists of workers from the care sector who work with young people in leaving care and/or after care. Meetings provide the opportunity for a variety of service providers to meet and discuss issues relevant to their workplace.

The goals of the LCWP are to raise awareness about the issues for young people leaving care and their need for follow-up support and after care. Recognition of the needs of young people at this end of the care continuum has only come after much lobbying and persistence.

Resources

Community Services - TILA forms and fact sheets

ACWA's Leaving Care Issues and Campaigns

Proceedings of After Care Forums

Events

The Leaving Care Working Party meets 2nd Friday of every 3rd month (Mar, June, Sep, Dec).

More information

Please contact ACWA (02) 9281 8822 or by email.