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.

ACWA CEO Wraps Up On An Eventful 2017

I warmly welcome you to my final message for 2017, as we ‘tumble’ towards Christmas and the end of what only can be described as an eventful year. There have been a few big ticket items that have been – or are about to be – visited upon us, which may very well set some […]

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Training schedule for 2018 now available

Over the last 30 years we have seen many changes in the community sector and provided relevant professional development opportunities and qualifications to support the work in the sector. Recent changes include the transition of out-of-home care services to the non-government sector, a major restructure of how services are offered in the homelessness sector, changes […]

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Shaping a Better Child Protection System: ACWA’s Response

ACWA has responded to the Shaping a Better Child Protection System Discussion Paper with valuable input from our member agencies. To help gather sector feedback ACWA hosted a consultation workshop in November, which was attended by 12 member representatives from the service spectrum of early intervention to out-of-home care (OOHC) and adoption specialists. We focused […]

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