The Child and Family Welfare Association of SA [CAFWA-SA] is the primary peak body for not for profit organisations who provide various forms of Out of Home Care [including Foster Care and Residential Care], Family Support and other child protection services. We represent small, medium and large community service organisations spread across South Australia in metropolitan and country locations and act in the interests of children, young people and their families. This is achieved through:
Advocating for the wellbeing of children and families through research and public policy advice to enable positive reform and work with our member agencies to ensure children and families have access to the services and support they need.
Bringing about effective change that will strengthen the capacity of the community sector to improve the quality of life and achieve better outcomes for communities, families, children and young people, particularly those living in Out of Home Care.
Collaboration and co-design in planning and service delivery to stakeholders. Promoting effective partnerships with funders and with agencies who have complementary objectives, thereby providing a united voice for the sector.