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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Means Tested Adoption Allowance Commences Operation

A new means-tested adoption allowance announced by the NSW Government in March is now in operation. This allowance, which came into force on July 1, will mirror the carer allowance rates paid by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services so that an eligible person adopting a child in their care is likely to retain […]

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Are You Eligible for Partial Funding to Study for a Qualification?

CCWT has funding under the Smart and Skilled scheme to offer subsidised qualifications. This could include qualifications in: Community services Child youth and family intervention, or Leadership and management. Funding is available to people who live or work in NSW, are over 15 years of age, and are Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents […]

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CCWT: Your Professional Development Experts

Whether you are in need of a customised training program for your organisation or would like to attend one of our public workshops, CCWT is here for you. Our workshops have been developed with a focus on the welfare sector and the needs of its professional workforce. We regularly consult the sector to ensure that […]

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Disability Justice Project Update

The Disability Justice Project (DJP) has just completed a series of free one-day training courses, with classes held across NSW during May and June. The topics addressed included Supporting Children and Young People in Contact with the Criminal Justice System, Therapeutic Approaches to Guiding Change Within Disability Justice, Positive Behaviour Support and Disability Justice, and […]

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