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

Foster Care Week 2017 Picnic Day: Save the Date

ACWA is gearing up again for our annual Foster Care Week Picnic Day, to be held this year on Sunday September 10. This popular and vibrant event marks the commencement of the annual Foster Care Week. This theme for this year’s picnic is ‘Get Active’, with picnic-goers encouraged to dress up as their favourite sporting […]

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Collecting Data… So Much More Than Numbers

Every organisation aspires to delivering quality services. CCWT presenter and impact specialist Beth Stockton outlines the case for measuring outcomes: For many years a ‘do we or don’t we’ debate has existed around measuring outcomes, with human service organisations rightfully concerned about the time and resources required to do it well. While absolutely committed to […]

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New Workshops at CCWT!

Join Mel Harrison from People with Disability Australia (PWD) in her NEW workshop Responding to Sexual Assault for People with Intellectual Disability. This workshop, to be held in Sydney on August 21, will provide professionals who work with people with disability with the information needed to respond appropriately to cases of sexual assault including information […]

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Western Sydney University OOHC Support Program Afterschool Workshops

The Office of Widening Participation’s 2017 afterschool workshop support program for students in out-of-home care and care leavers will be operating again from next week. Boost Club is developed and provided for students (15+) who are interested in higher education and want assistance to build the knowledge and capacity to achieve their educational aspirations. Workshops will […]

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