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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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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
ACWA extends a huge thank you to those who have already responded to our needs analysis in relation to the Permanency Support Program. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. In the meantime, if you are yet to respond please take a few minutes to complete our online survey by November 10. We really want to know […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Jung-Sook Lee, senior lecturer in the school of social sciences at the University of New South Wales, reflects on findings contained in ACWA’s ‘Educational Engagement of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW’ report: Children and young people in out-of-home-care (OOHC) are one of the most vulnerable groups. Various studies report that they […]Read more