What We Do

The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has been representing the voice of NSW non-government community service organisations that deliver services to vulnerable children, young people and their families for more than 50 years. The peak body was founded in 1958 with the objectives of supporting non-government agencies and improving the quality of services to children and young people who need to live away from their families.

Today, ACWA supports a membership base of more than 100 agencies.



ACWA develops a wide range of projects including publications, resources and services.

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Policy & Research

ACWA is an advocacy body committed to representing the rights of vulnerable children, young people and their families. ACWA also conducts research into key areas of policy and practice that affect the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families.

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Events and Forums

ACWA facilitates several key events to benefit the community sector.

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