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

ACWA Seeks Expression of Interest for Sector Leader Reflection and Dialogue Sessions

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy, former US President We are often told that the greatest leaders are those who support others to approach challenges creatively, solve problems independently and reach their own leadership potential. But where do these great leaders go for support when they need it themselves? […]

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Call for Journal Contributions Marking ACWA’s 60th Anniversary

This year ACWA is celebrating our 60th anniversary. To mark the occasion we will be including a special feature in an upcoming edition of our developing practice journal and are seeking submissions by December 17 that can be included in the publication. What is the purpose of the Anniversary feature? The purpose of the feature will be to […]

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Proposed Child Protection Changes Require Scrutiny

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed efforts of the NSW Government to improve future outcomes for children and young people in care through proposed amendments to child protection laws, but remains concerned that the implications of such significant changes for families have not been adequately explored. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum said any […]

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Leaving Care Resources and Info for Caseworkers

The following FACS information sheets are designed to support caseworkers who are working with young people. Please share with colleagues and pass on to new staff members who may be supporting young people in care. New resources for caseworkers These resources provide an overview of the planning process and services including Smart and Skilled fee […]

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Developing the Skills and Talents of Your Team

Have you started thinking about professional development opportunities for your team in 2019? Making sure that your staff have the skills they need to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients can often be a time consuming and expensive business. Below are three options that may prove useful for community service organisations looking to […]

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