Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference 2016

Thank you for attending the ACWA 16 Conference!

On behalf of the Organising Committee we would like to thank you for attending the Association for Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference 2016, held at the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour.

A special thanks is also extended to all of our speakers, exhibitors and sponsors for their invaluable contribution and support over the three days of the Conference.

We hope you found the Conference delivered an exciting, motivating and stimulating program and provided you with the opportunity to network with colleagues. 


On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, I invite you to be part of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference – ACWA 2016 – Pathways to Protection and Permanency: Getting it Right for Children, Young People and Families. As a Delegate, Speaker, Sponsor or Exhibitor at the Conference you will be part of an experience that is widely regarded as the premier child and family welfare professional event held in Australia.

ACWA 2016 will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour from 15 to 17 August 2016. In addition to providing professional opportunities for input and debate for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and academics, ACWA 2016 will provide delegates with an opportunity to renew connections and acquaintances, and of course meet new colleagues from within the industry.

The exciting and extensive ACWA 2016 three day program featuring local, national and international speakers will promote stimulating discussion of both existing practice and new developments in emerging permanency pathways for children. ACWA 2016 is an opportunity not to be missed – I look forward to meeting and welcoming you in August 2016.

Deirdre Cheers
Conference Chair