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.
ACWA was proud to be a sponsor of Youth Action’s 2019 NSW Youth Work Awards, which were announced at a gala ceremony held in Sydney on October 1. The NSW Youth Work Awards are an annual celebration of the exceptional work of youth services and youth workers in our state. This year’s event attracted more […]Read more
‘Buy One Get One Free’ CAPS Safe Children Conference Ticket for ACWA Members
CAPS is offering ACWA Members a discounted ticket price to the Safe Children Conference ticket in Sydney on 22 October. Book your ticket on the Conference website and get a second one free.
CAPS Safe Children Conference
22 October 2019
Doltone House, Darling Island, Sydney
ACWA staff enjoyed a wonderful day out at the annual carer picnic day, which was held at the University of Western Sydney’s Bankstown Campus on September 8. Hundreds of carers and their children turned out for a laughter-filled day of rides, games, food, music and family time. This year’s event, which was hosted for the […]Read more
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes kinship care expert Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of United Kingdom charity Grandparents Plus, to Australia for a three-week national tour examining how we can best support kinship families in our community. Kinship care is the fastest growing type of out-of-home care in Australia, with around 23,000 children […]Read more
Dr Lucy Peake Kinship Care Forum with Dr Lucy Peake This Foster and Kinship Care Week (8–15 September), ACWA is pleased to invite you to a ‘shared learning’ exchange with Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of Grandparents Plus, a unique national charity in the UK that focuses on supporting all kinship carers, including kinship carers with […]Read more