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 calendar and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.


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Commissioning For Outcomes in NSW: An NGO Perspective

On October 25 2018 a workshop was conducted involving FACS, NGO peaks, providers, regulators and other key stakeholders on the future shape of commissioning for services for children and families in NSW. A draft of this paper formed the basis of discussion for the workshop, and has been updated to reflect major outcomes from the […]

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New Caseworker Fact Sheets: Premier’s Youth Initiative Program

The following Fact Sheets present up to date and easy to access information on the Premier’s Youth Initiative (PYI) pilot program that provides services to young people leaving out-of-home care: PYI Program Information for Caseworkers Fact Sheet – outlines the PYI program, eligibility, criteria and core service elements with information about the roles of key […]

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ACWA AGM: Board Election Results

ACWA has welcomed two fresh faces to our Board, with the election of Allambi Care’s Simon Walsh and Kathy Karatasas from Settlement Services International. The results were declared at ACWA’s 60th Annual General Meeting, held on November 1. Simon and Kathy filled two of four Ordinary Member positions that were up for election in this year’s […]

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