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

Save the Date: ACWA Client and Performance Outcomes Day

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit (BPU) is hosting a Client and Performance Outcomes Day on Wednesday, October 4 at our Haymarket office. This will be an invaluable and practical day to help member agencies grapple with the implications of the shift to outcomes-based practice and contracting for outcomes. The overall theme of this special BPU event is: […]

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How Do We See What We’re Looking At? Some Thoughts on Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Out-of-Home Care

The symptoms of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children who are placed in out-of-home care can often go unnoticed. Clinical psychologist and CCWT presenter Dr Brendan New provides valuable insight into how caseworkers can recognise the signs and respond accordingly : It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. (Thoreau) It […]

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October Training Opportunities at CCWT

CCWT’s October training schedule is bursting with learning and development opportunities for sector professionals eager to boost their skills and enhance their practice knowledge: Mental Health: A Recovery Approach Date: 16, 17 October Venue: Sydney Presenter: Mandy Marsters Target Group: Workers, including managers and supervisors who come into contact with mental health consumers, their family, […]

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Bustling Picnic Day Kicks Off Foster Care Week

ACWA raised the curtain on NSW’s 27th Foster Care Week celebrations in colourful style on Sunday with a massive picnic day held at the Blacktown International Sportspark Athletics Centre. More than 900 foster carers and children were treated to a vibrant, sunny day jam packed with activities and entertainment. As the heroes of the day, they […]

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