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 the name of ACWA’s learning and development arm. CCWT been operating as a Registered Training Organisation for more than 20 years, delivering quality, cost effective training that is tailored to meet the needs of the NSW community services workforce, particularly 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.
Step by Step NSW 2023
Step by Step NSW 2023—Assessing suitability to care for Aboriginal children in foster care Change in the 2023 edition The 2023 version of the Step by Step NSW Foster Carer Assessment Tool will now require all foster care applicants to be assessed for their suitability to care for Aboriginal children. In the previous version of […]Read more
Cyber Security and Digital Skills
Conversations with our member agencies and service providers have highlighted the need for a higher level of digital skills in our workforce. This page provides you with links to tools, modules and other resources that you can use to upskill your team. FREE SPECIAL EVENT DCJ Information Security Forum for ACWA Members March 28th 2.30 – 4pm […]Read more
2023 State Election Advocacy
ACWA 2023 State Election Platform ACWA and other sector members want the next NSW Government to prioritise investment in a child and family system with a focus on providing early intervention and prevention services. It is only by providing parents and children with the supports and resources they need to thrive that we will reduce […]Read more
CCWT New Short Courses 2023
Looking for professional development? Search CCWT’s Key Learning Areas for our latest short courses dates. If the class you’re interested is full, join the waiting list and we will email you when new dates are scheduled. CCWT is here to help you with your professional learning and development needs. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate […]Read more
What’s New at ACWA: February 2023
Welcome to our first ‘What’s New at ACWA’ for 2023! We hope you enjoy our New Year update, which includes a farewell and thank you message to former ACWA CEO, Steve Kinmond, who was recently appointed to the position of NSW Children’s Guardian, information about some changes to the next meeting in the Collaborative Forum […]Read more