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.

ACWA Conference 2018

20th – 22nd August

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 calendar and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.


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Coming Soon: One to One Pre-Authorisation Training for Kinship Carers

ACWA is delighted to announce the trialling of the latest 2018 version of Shared Lives preauthorisation carer training. Agencies are warmly invited to take part in trialling the new Shared Lives Relative/Kinship One to One package, designed specifically to be delivered to carers in their own homes. The training is based on ACWA’s Shared Lives […]

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Family Matters Week of Action: May 14-20

The 2018 Family Matters Week of Action begins on Monday, May 14. The Week of Action is an annual opportunity to shine a light on the 17,000+ Aboriginal kids in the child protection system across the country. It’s a time to remind our politicians as well as everyday members of the public that it’s not acceptable […]

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ACWA Airs Member Concerns Over Reform Implementation

ACWA has written to Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward seeking clarity and resolution around a number of serious concerns being voiced by the non-government sector in relation to the implementation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) reforms. In his letter, ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum has requested a meeting with Ms Goward to […]

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