Washington State has over 1.6 million children. In 2016, over 3,500 families experienced a founded allegation for child abuse or neglect, which is about 6 per 1,000 households with children.

On a typical day, over 10,000 Washington children are in foster care. 

The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence makes a positive impact in the lives of children in care and their families by providing world-class training for social workers, caregivers (including foster parents), and people who support and manage social workers.

All of these efforts are measured and evaluated so that we can continuously improve our own practices and the practices of other programs.