Vision, Purpose and Values

Child and Family Alliance WA (CAFAWA) was formed by the amalgamation of the Alliance for Children at Risk (Alliance) and Child Youth and Family Agencies Association (CYFAA) in July 2020.

In the last few years the Alliance and CYFAA, and more recently CAFAWA, have actively been working with the Department of Communities (Child Protection and Family Support)  on the Out of Home Care Reform agenda.

CAFAWA’s aim is to ensure that any changes to the OOHC system are in the best interests of children and young people, their families and communities.

CAFAWA is currently actively participating in numerous working parties and consultation forums and processes and has provided feedback on a number of consultation papers.

CAFAWA believes that each child and young person has the right to security, nurture, and meaningful relationships with their family and that each family member and family unit however constituted, has the right to support and protection within our society. CAFAWA members are organisations and individuals committed to child wellbeing, early intervention, and the provision of quality out of home care services for children and families in Western Australia.


Children, young people and families
are supported to stay safe, strong
and connected


Working with our members, community
and government to advocate for more effective
systems to strengthen families



We work in an honest, transparent and accountable manner that is representative of our membership.


We strive for open, respectful relationships where there are opportunities to learn from each other and diversity of voices is encouraged.


We are creative, courageous and respectful in finding solutions and advocating for social change.