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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ACWA extends our deepest congratulations to the following individuals whose commitment to the needs and rights of children has earned them recognition in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Barnardos Australia Chair Gabrielle Trainor, named an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the community through consultancy […]Read more
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of additional funding in its upcoming budget into frontline child protection work, but says investment into prevention and early intervention must be the ultimate priority if NSW is to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. Under the budget measure, a total […]Read more
NITV reports on the ‘Safe: On Country and In Culture’ event hosted by ACWA and AbSec.Read more
The importance of keeping Aboriginal children and young people in statutory care connected to family, community and country will be the central focus of an event to be hosted by NSW child and family welfare peaks, the Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) and the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), on […]Read more
ACWA members have paid tribute to outgoing NSW Children’s Guardian Kerryn Boland for her service and commitment to the community during a special send-off this week. Kerryn has headed up the Office of the Children’s Guardian since 2005 and agency representatives gathered at ACWA on Wednesday to bid her a warm farewell, thanking her for her […]Read more