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 has 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.

Latest News

Child safety at the forefront of local council strategy: Pioneering training program underway

A collaboration between Inner West Council (IWC) and ACWA will see 400+ frontline council staff trained in how to identify and respond to common child safety concerns. This bespoke training will enhance staff capabilities, understanding and strengthen Council’s existing commitment to ensuring that Council’s public spaces and environments are welcoming and safe for children and […]

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ACWA 2024 Conference Wrap-Up

After a 6-year break, the ACWA Awards made a triumphant return at the ACWA 2024 Conference Gala Dinner on Thursday 6 June. It was a thrill to celebrate and recognise these standout performers: 🏆 Rookie Award: Gaston Pedroza 🏆 Service Excellence: Southern Youth and Family Services 🏆 Delivering Through Adversity: Naarah Rodwell, CASPA Services Ltd […]

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Photo from the ACWA Strategy to Action Day on 7th March 2024

ACWA Strategy to Action Day August 2024

ACWA members and invited guests are encouraged to attend ACWA’s Q2/24 Strategy to Action Day on Thursday 1st August at the Sydney Masonic Centre. For those unable to attend in person, the event will also be hosted as a virtual experience. With a program offering compelling sessions across two streams, this one-day event has been […]

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ACWA’s Budget Response

While the recent NSW budget received a collective tick of approval from the community and social services sector, ACWA is joining its fellow children and family state peak bodies, AbSec and Fams, in calling for the Government to reconsider the significant funds allocated to bolster internal departmental capacities. ‘This government is clearly committed to improving […]

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Budget Breakdown at NCOSS Breakfast

NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) hosted its annual post-budget breakfast at NSW Parliament House this morning, providing guests from across the spectrum of community and social services, with an opportunity to direct questions to NSW Treasurer, Daniel Mookhey. Minster Kate Washington, Shadow Treasurer Damien Tudenhope and Shadow Minister Natasha Maclaren Jones, were also in […]

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