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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Are you looking to upskill? Here’s a taste of the courses that CCWT has on offer in the coming months.Read more
Member Double Header Event:
Addressing ChildStory and Introducing ACWA’s New Strategic Directions
On Tuesday 13th August, ACWA members will have the opportunity to speak with Families, Communities and Disability Services Minister, Gareth Ward, about the ChildStory IT system, and to hear from ACWA CEO Steve Kinmond about our new strategic directions.
ACWA is pleased to announce a fantastic development opportunity for recent graduates of its flagship Community Leadership Program (CLP). The inaugural Andrew McCallum Leadership Scholarship will offer one lucky recipient $5,000 towards their future leadership development. This scholarship, generously funded by the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG), is designed to future-proof the community sector through […]Read more
Following on from last year’s ‘Kinship Care: Making it a National Issue’ roundtable event, ACWA is excited to announce that we have invited Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of Grandparents Plus, to visit Australia later this year for a ‘shared learning’ tour. Grandparents Plus is a national charity based in the United Kingdom that focuses on […]Read more
One of my key areas of focus since joining ACWA in February, has been to work with the Board on reviewing and clarifying ACWA’s strategic directions to ensure that our priorities as a peak body reflect the needs of our member organisations, the sector and, most importantly, the wider community. As a consequence of this […]Read more