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.

ACWA Conference 2018

20th – 22nd August

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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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Return of a Familiar Face to Family and Community Services

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the return of Pru Goward to her former portfolio of Family and Community Services under NSW Premier Glady’s Berejiklian’s new-look Cabinet. CEO Andrew McCallum said ACWA looks forward to working closely again with Minister Goward, who was previously responsible for the Family and Community Services portfolio […]

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Media Release: There Will Always be a Place for Residential Care in Child Protection

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says residential care services hold a critical place within the child protection system to help children and young people who come into care with multiple problems recover from abuse and neglect and move on to lead fulfilling, productive lives. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum has described last night’s Four […]

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Media Release: ACWA Opposes Proposed Automatic Child Removal Laws

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) opposes legislative amendments proposed by Labor to automatically remove future children from a parent found guilty of killing or seriously harming their own children. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum says while the Labor Bill is well intentioned, the incredibly complex issues associated with child protection requires a sophisticated, systematic […]

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ACWA Response to Draft Human Services Agreement

ACWA has responded to the NSW Government’s consultation process in regard to the development of a Human Services Agreement for human services contracts between non-government organisations and NSW Government. ACWA has provided a series of comments and responses to key questions posed in the draft Human Services Agreement.

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