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

Have Your Say: Shaping a Better Child Protection System Discussion Paper

ACWA is responding to the Shaping a Better Child Protection System Discussion Paper and is seeking input from our membership, other key stakeholders and researchers with a view to coordinating an informed and useful submission. How To Provide Input  Face-to-face consultation ACWA will be holding a consultation on Wednesday, November 22, from 12:00 noon  to 4:00pm at […]

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The Impact of Health on the Educational Performance of Children in Care

Paediatrician Dr Karen McLean provides frontline insight into health related factors that are contributing to the poor educational outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care: As a paediatrician, I have seen significant challenges with the intersection between the health sector and the welfare/child protection sector, and have long suspected there are similar difficulties […]

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Collaborative Recruitment Targets LGBTQI Community

On the last Sunday in October, ACWA’s Fostering NSW team was joined at the glorious Parramatta River Foreshore Reserve by staff from Barnardos, Challenge and Creating Links in hosting a stall and information session at the Parramatta Pride Picnic Day on behalf of the Metro Recruitment Working Group. The Benevolent Society, Life Without Barriers and Uniting […]

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