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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The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the need for 660 new foster carers in NSW. Featuring comments from CareSouth respite carers Kellie Grady and Mitch Raven, and ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum.Read more
Now in its 27th year Foster Care Week, which runs from September 10 to 16, is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful contribution that foster carers in NSW make to keeping the state’s most vulnerable children and young people safe in loving and stable homes. This year, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies […]Read more
Find out what’s been happening at ACWA in our August edition of ACWA News. Happy reading!Read more
As the sector gears up for Foster Care Week (September 10-16), MiNDFOOD reports that foster care does more than just provide food and shelter. Featuring CareSouth foster carers Carolyn and Ian.Read more
This week is National Child Protection Week (September 3-9), a time of year when the community takes time out to reflect on how we can improve our child protection system in order to achieve better long-term outcomes for our nation’s children. As we all know, there is nothing more critical than protecting children from abuse […]Read more