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 18: Merging Practice Insight with Academic Minds

ACWA was thrilled to see such a huge turnout to our 19th national conference last week, which coincided with our 60th anniversary. This fantastic three days saw the frontline wisdom and experience of welfare practitioners merge with inspiring academic minds to consider how we can do better for children and families. We hope you enjoy viewing our […]

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Critical Gathering Signals It’s Time for National Action on Kinship Care

More than 50 representatives from kinship care advocacy groups from around Australia came together with frontline practitioners, researchers and non-government and government stakeholders at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney on August 23 to begin mapping a blueprint for improving services, support and outcomes for this often overlooked yet critical population within the child […]

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Sector’s High Achievers Honoured at ACWA Awards Ceremony

The NSW child and family welfare sector came together last night to celebrate the inspiring work that is being done to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families at the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies’ (ACWA) 2018 Achievement Awards. Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward joined ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum […]

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Conference to Shine a Light on Child Protection as NSW Peak Marks 60-Year Milestone

One of NSW’s oldest child and family welfare peaks, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), will mark 60 years of advocacy during its 19th national conference next week. Around 700 child and family welfare experts, human services workers and researchers will converge on Sydney for the three-day event, which opens at Sydney’s International Convention […]

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August Update from the ACWA Board

FACS representatives Eleri Morgan-Thomas (Executive Director, Partnerships) and Simone Czech (Executive Director, Child & Family) joined ACWA’s August Board meeting to provide an update on the Permanency Support Program (PSP) reforms and to discuss with Board members the impact of changes on non-government agencies and the children and families they work with. Recurrent issues raised […]

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