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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End of Year Short Courses: Sydney Metro

If you have time to squeeze in some training before Christmas, CCWT has plenty of options on offer. Read on to discover what courses we have coming up in the Sydney metro area: Please contact our CCWT team to discuss how we can support all your training and professional development needs: ccwt@ccwt.edu.au

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CAPS ACWA Member Offer

‘Buy One Get One Free’ CAPS Safe Children Conference Ticket for ACWA Members
CAPS is offering ACWA Members a discounted ticket price to the Safe Children Conference ticket in Sydney on 22 October. Book your ticket on the Conference website and get a second one free.
CAPS Safe Children Conference
22 October 2019
Doltone House, Darling Island, Sydney

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Foster & Kinship Care Week Picnic Day

ACWA staff enjoyed a wonderful day out at the annual carer picnic day, which was held at the University of Western Sydney’s Bankstown Campus on September 8. Hundreds of carers and their children turned out for a laughter-filled day of rides, games, food, music and family time. This year’s event, which was hosted for the […]

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Shining a Light on Kinship Care

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes kinship care expert Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of United Kingdom charity Grandparents Plus, to Australia for a three-week national tour examining how we can best support kinship families in our community. Kinship care is the fastest growing type of out-of-home care in Australia, with around 23,000 children […]

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