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

Important New Information for Leaving Care Planning

FACS has just released the following guiding principles to help caseworkers ensure young people receive the support and encouragement they need as they transition into independent adulthood. Leaving Care Planning Guiding Principles Reconnection Planning Guiding Principles An updated NSW Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) Application Form has also been released, which includes the addition […]

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Join Our Team at ACWA

ACWA is recruiting a new CEO to lead our committed team of 35 full and part-time staff and consultants. The successful candidate will have senior management experience with a proven track record in organisational development, ideally from within a membership driven organisation such as another peak body,  industry association, member driven not-for-profit or a like-minded […]

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Foster Care Week 2018: A Time to Honour Our Extraordinary Foster Carers

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has praised NSW’s foster carers for their critical contribution to our community, as agencies across the state celebrate Foster Care Week. Now into its 28th year, Foster Care Week (September 9-16) honours the extraordinary work of foster carers in our community who bring love, stability and hope to the […]

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New One to One Pre-Authorisation Training for Kinship Carers

ACWA is excited to announce the launch of our Shared Lives Relative Kinship carer training package, designed to be delivered one to one in relative kinship carers’ homes. This brand new package is based on ACWA’s existing Shared Lives Foster Carer training package, covering the essential topics of developmental trauma and repair parenting. Like our Foster Carer package, it is delivered […]

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Leadership Program Ignites Student Brain Power

While delegates were learning about the latest in child and family welfare practice at ACWA’s conference last week, there was plenty of cognitive activity taking place back at ACWA headquarters as our 2018 Community Leadership Program class took part in the latest session, Igniting Brains for Leadership, in their seven month leadership and development journey. The […]

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