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

ACWA COVID-19 Update: April 6

It has been another extraordinarily busy week for everyone in the sector as we all collectively grapple with how we can best support the children, young people and families we serve, along with keeping our staff safe and supported. ACWA’s dedicated COVID-19 Response Team continues to work closely with the Department of Communities and Justice […]

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ACWA COVID-19 Update: March 31

ACWA’s thoughts are with our sector colleagues, and with the children, young people, families and individuals you work with, as we continue to deal with the fallout of COVID-19. We acknowledge and appreciate your ongoing commitment to maintaining essential services to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our community in the face of […]

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CCWT Training Update: Face to Face Courses Cancelled

In light of the COVID-19 situation, ACWA wishes to advise that we have cancelled all CCWT face to face workshops until further notice. This decision is consistent with advice from both the federal and NSW governments. Please know that our thoughts are with all of you, your organisations and the clients you work with, during […]

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Every Child Update: Letter to the PM

The Every Child alliance has written to the Prime Minister, requesting him to implement a $2 billion Thriving Children stimulus package that will benefit children and families. Read a copy of the letter here, together with a copy of the related media release.

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Media Release: Call For Immediate Action to Reform Child Protection For Aboriginal Children

ACWA is part of a collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations calling for the NSW government to make a significant commitment in this year’s budget to urgently address the child protection system’s disproportionate impact on Aboriginal children and families. Currently in NSW, 40% of children in out of home, or foster care, are Aboriginal. This […]

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