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

New website design

If you are regular visitor of ACWA and CCWT then you may have noticed a few changes. We have made a number of modifications that should hopefully improve your experience on our website and when accessing our web services.Please feel free to explore the new design and be sure to check back regularly as we […]

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CCWT Training for Regional NSW

Are you looking for training opportunities outside of the Sydney metropolitan area? Then check out the great workshops CCWT has scheduled in regional areas around NSW. Whether you are based in Albury, Merimbula, Maitland, Tamworth or Dubbo, we’ve got training coming your way! Upcoming workshops Dementia and Communication – Going into their Space Date: 8 […]

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NSW Children’s Court President Shares His Insight

The President of the NSW Children’s Court Judge Peter Johnstone joined members at ACWA on March 30 to deliver an insightful presentation on ‘Emerging Trends and Issues in the NSW Children’s Court’.   His Honour noted during his presentation that the coverage of specialist magistrates is improving across regional areas of NSW, with 85 to […]

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Children’s Guardian Reflects On Our Changing Sector

On March 30, NSW Children’s Guardian Kerryn Boland visited ACWA to speak with a full room of members about the sigificant changes occurring within the sector. Her presentation addressed two key points, the first being a review of the Working with Children Check (WWCC), followed by her initial perspective on the future role of the […]

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Western Sydney Uni OOHC Support Projects

As part of its Community Education Liaison (formerly Lodestar) Program, Western Sydney University’s Office of Widening Participation will be delivering a range of community support projects during 2017 aimed at raising educational aspirations and preparing participants for a successful transition into the world of higher education.University Taster DaysUniversity Taster Days provide students in out-of-home care […]

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