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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From the very beginnings of her career, NSW Children’s Guardian Janet Schorer has wanted to help improve the lives of people. She started her career as a nurse at The Children’s Hospital Westmead before moving into working with people with disability. A self-described ‘people person’ with an empathic but sensible nature, she says these hands-on […]Read more
ACWA is delighted to be providing a unique opportunity for the sector to hear directly from experts about the international Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) model, and how it is being implemented here in Australia. This full-day seminar will take place at ACWA’s Haymarket office on Friday, September 22. The headline speaker for this special […]Read more
CCWT is introducing the brand new workshop this September – Voice Your Choice – Supported Decision Making Training for Workers – aimed at upskilling and empowering caseworkers to help young people with disability transition from care. We are delighted to have CREATE Foundation on board to deliver this half-day course. If on the other hand […]Read more
Amazing … Exhausting … Inspiring … These are just some of the words participants currently undertaking ACWA’s Community Leadership Program (CLP) have used to described the latest session in their nine-month leadership and development journey. The three-day Igniting Brains for Leadership workshop, led by dynamic executive coach Maryanne Perry, proved to be an informative and […]Read more
ACWA’s Transition to Independence Forum (TIF) has developed a series of resources to support the sector and raise awareness of transitioning from care services in NSW, both what is available and the gaps that still need addressing. The three resources include: Service Profiles Service Area Map displaying aftercare services available to any young person who has […]Read more