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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Latest News

NSW Budget: Funding Decisions Place Essential Family Services at Risk

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says it shares widespread concerns of the community sector regarding the impact that NSW Budget funding provisions will have on future services for our community’s most vulnerable.  NCOSS, along with a number of other NSW peak bodies, have noted that the latest budgetary measures pose a threat to […]

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ACWA Annual Member Survey: We Want to Hear From You

ACWA is eager to hear your views about the work that we do, and how you think we can best support the needs of our member agencies and of the wider sector. To help us inform our ongoing work, we ask that you spend five minutes completing our member survey. Your feedback is important to […]

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FACS Youth Consult for Change is Recruiting New Members

Do you know a young person who would make a great consultant and advocate for children and young people in care? The Department of Family and Community Services is looking for 12 young people from across NSW to join the FACS Youth Consult for Change group. This is a great opportunity for young people to […]

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UTS On Campus Day for Young People in Care

ACWA is delighted to be partnering with the University of Technology Sydney, the Why Not You Project, AbSec, Life Without Barriers, and the Youth Plus Institute to host an on campus day for high school students who are in out-of-home care. When: Tuesday, July 9Time: 9am-3pmWhere: UTS Engineering Building 11RSVP: By July 5 Register: Here […]

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July Member Consultation

On Wednesday 3rd July, ACWA will host two sector briefings designed to kick-start a joint Government/NGO dialogue on two of our most critical sector-wide challenges.
Event 1: PSP Evaluation Advisory Committee Co-Design
Event 2: Alternative Care Arrangements: Carer Journey Mapping – What’s working and how can we do better?

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