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

UTS On Campus Day for Young People in Care

ACWA is delighted to be partnering with the University of Technology Sydney, the Why Not You Project, AbSec, Life Without Barriers, and the Youth Plus Institute to host an on campus day for high school students who are in out-of-home care. When: Tuesday, July 9Time: 9am-3pmWhere: UTS Engineering Building 11RSVP: By July 5 Register: Here […]

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July Member Consultation

On Wednesday 3rd July, ACWA will host two sector briefings designed to kick-start a joint Government/NGO dialogue on two of our most critical sector-wide challenges.
Event 1: PSP Evaluation Advisory Committee Co-Design
Event 2: Alternative Care Arrangements: Carer Journey Mapping – What’s working and how can we do better?

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Members Meet the New Minister

ACWA member organisations enjoyed a positive and constructive first meeting with Families, Communities and Disability Services Minister, Gareth Ward, when he visited ACWA in May. More than 50 agency representatives turned out to ACWA’s ‘Meet and Greet’ event to hear the newly appointed Minister speak about his priorities for the sector, and to discuss how the […]

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Family Matters National Week of Action: May 20-26

ACWA is proud to be supporting the Family Matters National Week of Action, which is calling attention to the urgency of building a better future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Find out more about the campaign, and how you and your organisation can get involved.

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CCWT Seeking Member Input on Workforce Training Needs

CCWT is undertaking an extensive consultation process to ensure we most effectively deliver training that builds the skills of our sector’s workforce, and improves outcomes for the children, young people, families and communities we collectively serve. As part of this, CCWT is hosting a special members only consultation meeting to provide agencies an opportunity to […]

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