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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The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Kinmond as its new CEO, effective from February 18 next year. ACWA Chair Bob Mulcahy said Mr Kinmond, who is currently NSW Deputy Ombudsman and Community and Disability Services Commissioner, is an outstanding choice to lead the peak body into […]Read more
Another 14 graduates emerged triumphantly from ACWA’s intensive Community Leadership Program (CLP) last week to begin their journeys as future leaders. This year’s graduation was particularly special as it also marked the 10-year anniversary of this highly successful program that has seen more than 150 community and human services professionals undertake the 8-month long leadership […]Read more
On the eve of his departure from ACWA, retiring CEO Andrew McCallum shares some final reflections… Having spent the best part of 13 years with my shaky hand on the tiller at ACWA, the time has come for me to contemplate what comes next and to look at the different ways I can make a […]Read more
ACWA is continuing to work with our members and stakeholders as part of our Let Them Learn advocacy work to find and implement solutions to address the unmet educational needs of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC). Education and OOHC Advisory Committee The voice and experience of our members, particularly of the practitioners […]Read more
The implementation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) is one of the most significant changes made to the NSW child protection and out-of-home care (OOHC) systems in decades. For the sector, this new program brings with it substantial reforms to child protection and out-of-home care practice and culture. Under the PSP, NGOs are now required […]Read more