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) 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 is the training arm of the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA), a Registered Training Organisation.

CCWT provides both short courses and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.

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CCWT Online Courses 2020

COVID-19 may have placed face to face learning on hold, but CCWT has an abundance of online training options on offer to make sure the knowledge and skills of our sector workforce continues to grow during this period. Explore below the array of workshops we have in the mix throughout the rest of 2020: CCWT […]

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What’s New at ACWA: August Update

Find out about the latest work that ACWA has been undertaken in our August newsletter: New resource gives guidance for workplace change ACWA is pleased to announce the release of a new sector resource offering organisations valuable guidance for implementing effective consultation processes around workplace change. ACWA has developed this tool in collaboration with our […]

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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Plans for Integrated Birth Certificates Recognising Adoption

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed proposed reforms that would enable adopted children and young people to have birth certificates which provide details of both their biological and adopted families. Under proposed amendments, introduced to NSW Parliament this week, newly adopted people will be issued with an integrated birth certificate along with […]

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New Resource: Best Practice Workplace Consultation for the NSW Child and Family Sector

ACWA and member agency representatives, the Children In Care Collective, and the Australian Services Union (ASU) have worked together – with the assistance of the Fair Work Commission – to develop a resource on best practice workplace consultation for use by the child and family services sector in NSW. Click here to access this resource. During periods […]

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Sector Advocacy Campaign Updates: ACWA’s Responses

Calling for an immediate NSW Government funding increase ACWA continues to lend our voice to advocacy efforts, led by NCOSS, for increased funding for the community services sector of at least 2%. While the NSW Government has agreed to provide DCJ-funded community organisations, in general circumstances, the 1.75% wage indexation recently determined by the Fair […]

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