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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Assessing Parental Capacity and Working With Parents Forum: A Wrap-Up

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit (BPU) hosted a two-day forum examining best practice for working with families and issues involved in the assessment of parental capacity in April. Held at the Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) premises in Sydney, the event attracted around 70 managers and team leaders from out-of-home care […]

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ACWA PSP Workshop Series 2018: Developing Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidelines in Line With the Permanency Support Program

As part of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) transition process, many agencies are reviewing their policies, procedures and practice guidelines. To assist in this process, ACWA is convening a practical workshop series focused on this development work to reflect the PSP reform. The purpose of these workshops is to support agencies in the development or […]

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Let Them Learn Advocacy Project: Progress Update

ACWA is continuing to make headway in our efforts to address the unacceptable levels of educational disadvantage experienced by children and young people living in out-of-home care in NSW, under our ‘Let Them Learn’ advocacy initiative. Improving the educational outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care remains an important priority for ACWA. The […]

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Coming Soon: One to One Pre-Authorisation Training for Kinship Carers

ACWA is delighted to announce the trialling of the latest 2018 version of Shared Lives preauthorisation carer training. Agencies are warmly invited to take part in trialling the new Shared Lives Relative/Kinship One to One package, designed specifically to be delivered to carers in their own homes. The training is based on ACWA’s Shared Lives […]

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