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 calendar and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.


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“And That’s a Wrap!”: Fostering NSW Says Farewell

ACWA’s Fostering NSW Recruitment and Retention of Foster Carers program finished up on June 30, after five years of working closely with, and on behalf of, the NGO sector to promote the positive norms of fostering to the general public and attract enquiries and applications from potential carers through its integrated multi-platform marketing campaign. Before […]

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ACWA Member Survey

Last year ACWA conducted a survey to gauge how well we were doing in meeting the needs of our members. We had a fantastic response, with your answers proving invaluable in helping us plan our activities and continue to support our membership. To inform our work over the coming financial year, we again want to […]

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University Experience Day for Young People in Care

Attention caseworkers and carers! The Why Not You Project is seeking young people in year 9 and 10 with a care experience who may be interested in attending a University Experience Day at the University of Technology, Sydney on July 26.  Delivered by university staff and students, this FREE University Experience Day will be tailored directly for students in […]

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Update from the ACWA Board

ACWA’s Board was delighted to host FACS representatives Gary Groves, Executive Director of Their Futures Matter (TFM), and Lisa Charet, Executive District Director of the Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains Districts, at its June Board Meeting. Gary spoke about the TFM reform agenda and the projects currently happening within the unit. His presentation proved […]

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Call for Journal Articles: Student Experiences of Learning in the Field

ACWA is calling for article submissions for a new section we are introducing in the next edition of our developing practice journal that will spotlight the reflections of those working at the coalface. Who can contribute? The new section, which is titled ‘From discourse to action: Reflections on learning in the field’, will feature articles by honours […]

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