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.

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Shared Lives 2017 is Ready to Roll

After eight months of development and piloting, ACWA is delighted to announce the new ‘Shared Lives’ carer training package is all set to go. ACWA and FACS have worked together to revise the training package to create a new two-part structure that incorporates the latest research on understanding developmental trauma and repair parenting. It also includes […]

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The Relationship Between Key Care Transitions and Education

For children and young people, transitioning through the many different stages of life is a natural part of growing up. When life transitions are appropriately supported and reasonably anticipated, they can enhance a child’s development. Normal transitions such as the move from primary to secondary school, can present children with exciting changes and opportunity for […]

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Meet the New NSW Children’s Guardian

From the very beginnings of her career, NSW Children’s Guardian Janet Schorer has wanted to help improve the lives of people. She started her career as a nurse at The Children’s Hospital Westmead before moving into working with people with disability. A self-described ‘people person’ with an empathic but sensible nature, she says these hands-on […]

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