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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Latest News

Access a Fantastic Scholarship Opportunity with ACWA’s Community Leadership Program

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 […]

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From the CEO’s Desk

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 […]

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Non-Home Based Emergency Care Arrangements: Important Information for Out-of-Home Care Providers

The Office of the Children’s Guardian has issued the following notification regarding procedures to be followed by out-of-home care providers when a child or young person is placed in a non-home based emergency care arrangement: Your notifications can help reduce the number of children in non-home based emergency care arrangements. In an emergency or crisis, […]

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Child Wellbeing and Child Protection Interagency Guidelines Review

ACWA, in consultation with our member agencies, has submitted a response to proposed changes to the NSW Child Wellbeing and Child Protection Interagency Guidelines.  FACS is currently undertaking a review of these Guidelines, which provide information and guidance to all agencies involved in the delivery of child wellbeing and child protection services in NSW. ACWA hosted a workshop in May […]

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