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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ACWA is aware our members need to have a strong understanding of the changes to their PLAs and Funding Deeds that inform the Permanency Support Program. These 2017 reports – PLA Analysis and Funding Deed Analysis – highlight some of the critical differences.Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
CCWT offers a wide range of training topics to support the professional development of welfare sector workers. Whether you are new to the sector or have years of experience behind you, we guarantee that we have a workshop for you! Here’s what CCWT has on the calendar for October: A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Response […]Read more
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 […]Read more