Association of Children's Welfare Agencies
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.
Centre for Community Welfare Training
The Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT) is a Registered Training Organisation which provides cost effective and accessible training opportunities for people working across the community welfare sector in NSW, in particular those working with vulnerable children, young people and families.
CCWT provides both short courses and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.
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ACWA staff enjoyed a wonderful day out at the annual carer picnic day, which was held at the University of Western Sydney’s Bankstown Campus on September 8. Hundreds of carers and their children turned out for a laughter-filled day of rides, games, food, music and family time. This year’s event, which was hosted for the […]Read more
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes kinship care expert Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of United Kingdom charity Grandparents Plus, to Australia for a three-week national tour examining how we can best support kinship families in our community. Kinship care is the fastest growing type of out-of-home care in Australia, with around 23,000 children […]Read more
Dr Lucy Peake Kinship Care Forum with Dr Lucy Peake This Foster and Kinship Care Week (8–15 September), ACWA is pleased to invite you to a ‘shared learning’ exchange with Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of Grandparents Plus, a unique national charity in the UK that focuses on supporting all kinship carers, including kinship carers with […]Read more
On July 3, ACWA hosted a day of member consultations focused on fostering collaborative practice in two critical areas for the sector – the evaluation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP); and carer recruitment and authorisation, particularly in relation to addressing the high number of children in Alternative Care Arrangements (ACA). Both sessions were well […]Read more
We’re just a few weeks away from welcoming to Australia Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of Grandparents Plus, a national charity in the UK that focuses on supporting all kinship carers, for a ‘shared learning’ tour. Dr Peake will participate in forums and workshops around the country, where she will not only share her own experience […]Read more