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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Mills Oakley Lawyers

Number of lawyers: 32 Location: Sydney CBD Mills Oakley is a full service law firm with substantial experience and expertise in providing legal advice to NGOs. With 77 partners and more than 500 staff located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth, Mills Oakley acts for a wide range of not-for-profit, corporate, private and government […]

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Kathryn Renshall and Ellis McLachlan Solicitors

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Hosking Legal

Number of lawyers: 2 Location: Wollongong Hosking Legal has always specialised in children’s law and family law. We have extensive experience in these jurisdictions, making court appearances on an almost daily basis. Hosking Legal appears at the Children’s Courts at Wollongong (Port Kembla), Nowra, Moss Vale and Goulburn on a regular basis. Courts on the […]

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Harpers Legal

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