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

“Unnecessary” Law An Attack On Integrity Of Charities

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has described moves by the NSW Labor Opposition to introduce legislation that would require non-government (NGO) out-of-home care contracts be investigated by the Auditor General as an unacceptable attack on the integrity of charities that continue to work tirelessly to support the community’s youngest and most vulnerable. Opposition […]

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Q&A With Bob Mulcahy, ACWA Chair

Bob Mulcahy was appointed ACWA Chair in December 2016. He shares his thoughts on his time in the role so far and about what lies ahead: Q: Could you provide us an overview of your professional background. My career started in Banking and Finance, during which time I studied Accounting and later completed an MBA […]

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Upcoming Training in Regional NSW

This September CCWT is delivering a variety of training opportunities to regional NSW. Check out the following: Staying Safe at Work Date: 5 September Venue: Tamworth Presenter: Donna Bevan Target Group: Open Staying safe at work in our sector means having the tools, practical skills and confidence to effectively manage difficult situations in office, in […]

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Responding to Sexual Assault Against People With Intellectual Disability

Statistics show that people with disability, and primarily people with intellectual disability, are at a higher risk of experiencing sexual assault then their peers. People with Disability Australia Training Manager Mel Harrison writes about her upcoming one-day CCWT workshop aimed at equipping services to effectively support people with intellectual disability who have experienced sexual assault. It […]

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NSW Government Civil Litigation Consultation Paper

As part of its commitment to respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the NSW Government is considering legislative reforms to expand the civil liability of institutions for child abuse, and to remove barriers faced by survivors when pursuing civil claims for compensation in NSW. The Department […]

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