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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ACWA is calling on our member agencies to help spread the word within your carer communities about the My Forever Family NSW program, to ensure that all foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents in NSW have access to statewide training and support services. My Forever Family (MFF) NSW provides ongoing support, advice and training for foster carers, […]Read more
ACWA will be delivering a series of workshops across NSW in the coming six months aimed at equipping out-of-home care caseworkers with the critical skills they need to effectively support and prepare the young people they work with for a life beyond care. It is universally acknowledged by child welfare professionals that ‘leaving care’ is […]Read more
ACWA’s CCWT team is kicking off the first in our new ‘Law for Community Workers’ free webinar series with an introduction to Law Check-Up, a tool that is used by community and health workers to identify and support the legal needs of their clients. Date: Tuesday, May 7 Time: 10:30am -11:30am Community workers play an important role […]Read more
CCWT is delighted to be delivering our brand new course, Guardianship Application Documentation, in Sydney on May 6. This course is designed for all out-of-home care staff and managers who want to get an overview of all the steps and documents required by the court for a guardianship application. The pre-requisites for attending are as […]Read more
In our response to the Office of the Children’s Guardian’s Regulating Child Safe Organisations discussion paper, ACWA outlines our support for the introduction of mandatory child safe standards in NSW. You can read ACWA’s full submission here.Read more