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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CCWT’s new Training Calendar is due to be released in mid-December, so make sure to keep an eye out for it in the mail. 2019 will also see a return of a revised Wallchart. Organisations will notice some changes to both our 2019 Calendar and Wallchart as CCWT moves to a more flexible model of course scheduling […]Read more
The following Fact Sheets present up to date and easy to access information on the Premier’s Youth Initiative (PYI) pilot program that provides services to young people leaving out-of-home care: PYI Program Information for Caseworkers Fact Sheet – outlines the PYI program, eligibility, criteria and core service elements with information about the roles of key […]Read more
ACWA has welcomed two fresh faces to our Board, with the election of Allambi Care’s Simon Walsh and Kathy Karatasas from Settlement Services International. The results were declared at ACWA’s 60th Annual General Meeting, held on November 1. Simon and Kathy filled two of four Ordinary Member positions that were up for election in this year’s […]Read more
It was standing room only as sector representatives turned out to ACWA’s 60th AGM last week to hear about the year that was and to honour the advocacy work and leadership of long-serving CEO Andrew McCallum, who is set to retire later this year after more than 12 years at the helm. In his final ever […]Read more
AbSec has written a letter to Minister Pru Goward outlining its concerns about what planned changes contained in the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill 2018 will mean for Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities, and is proposing collaborative ways to strengthen the legislation.Read more