Mission and Strategic Direction

The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is the NSW non-government peak body representing the voice of community organisations working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. We work with our members, partners, government and non-government agencies and other peak bodies to bring about positive systemic reform that will deliver better outcomes to the lives of children and young people, including those living in out-of-home care.

ACWA's Vision

A truly civil society based on equal opportunity and social inclusion that actively nurtures the wellbeing and civic contribution of all children, young people, families and communities.

ACWA's Purpose

To bring about effective reform that will strengthen the capacity of the community sector to achieve better outcomes for communities, families, children and young people, particularly those living in out-of home care.

ACWA's Constitution

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Strategic Directions and Implementation Plan 2016-2017

View the Executive Summary or the Full Strategic Directions and Implementation Plan

Past Strategic Plans

2013-2016
2012-2015
2008-2011