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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Media Release: Federal Budget 2016 – Child Protection Dollars Are Modest But Welcome

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s $5.1 million investment into two important initiatives aimed at keeping children safe and helping vulnerable young people avoid falling into welfare dependency. The Government has announced it will channel $1.2 million into an early intervention program to strengthen the parenting skills of at-risk […]

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Salvos Legal

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Number of lawyers: 3Location: NewcastleNLS Law has a team of skilled solicitors who are very experienced in their areas of law and strive to solve complex problems to deliver social justice. All members of the team have a fundamental belief in human rights and social justice.Our Director Solicitor Neisha Shepherd is an Accredited Specialist in […]

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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

Number of lawyers: 4 Location: Parramatta NGOs are becoming increasingly exposed to interaction with the legal system and the need for accurate and timely legal advice. We understand the particular representation needs of ACWA’s Members, as well as the need to provide education and support about the legal process. We have acted for a variety […]

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