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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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

Number of lawyers: 4 Location: Newcastle and Hunter Region At Harpers Legal we specialise primarily in the areas of Children’s Law (Care and Protection matters), Family Law (Children and Property matters) and Victims Compensation (for children in Out of Home Care). We are pleased to offer our specialist services to ACWA’s members. We are very […]

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ACWA News: Volume 1, 2016

Read all about ACWA’s red carpet launch, our new Children’s Court training resource, and the advocacy work ACWA is undertaking to improve the educational outcomes of children in out-of-home care in ACWA News.

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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Adoption Institute Announcement

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the announcement today that the University of Sydney will work in partnership with Barnardos Australia to establish the Institute of Adoption Studies in NSW, which will be focused on delivering high quality research and practice development in the specialised area of open adoption. Acting CEO Wendy […]

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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Tightened Child Care Worker Checks

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed swift moves by the NSW Government to introduce national police checks for residential care workers in response to disturbing child abuse allegations linked to the North Coast-based residential care facility Wundarra Services. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum said the rapid response, which will further strengthen the screening […]

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