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

Igniting Brains for Leadership

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 […]

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Aftercare Resources

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 […]

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New Guidelines for Leaving and Aftercare Assistance

FACS has unveiled changes to the Guidelines for the provision of assistance after leaving out-of-home care. According to FACS, changes have been made to strengthen the leaving care planning process and to remove potential barriers to aftercare support. Key changes to note include: It has been emphasised that leaving care planning is to commence at 15 years […]

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Talking With Kids About Tricky Topics

Why is mummy in jail? Is my daddy sick because he did those things to us? Why did daddy hit mummy? Why wasn’t mummy able to take care of us? Why hasn’t daddy come to contact visits? When will I be able to go home? Children who have had difficult life experiences have many questions […]

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