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.
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes the appointment of Gareth Ward as Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, under the new-look Cabinet announced by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian this week. CEO Steve Kinmond said ACWA, and the non-government sector as a whole, is eager to work closely with Minister Ward and other […]Read more
ACWA has released a report of our 2018 Education and Out-of-Home Care Roundtable, which brought together sector leaders, representatives from government and non-government agencies, and other key stakeholders, to examine how we can work together to improve the learning outcomes of vulnerable children and young people in NSW. More than 25 people turned out to last […]Read more
ACWA’s CCWT team is eager to hear from regional-based member agencies who may be interested in hosting video conference training sessions to help bring enhanced learning opportunities to participants in rural and remote communities. CCWT wants to use the flexibility of video conferencing technology to bring regional training participants together under the same roof so […]Read more
NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge visited ACWA ahead of the NSW election to speak with members about his party’s policy priorities for the next parliamentary term, especially those focused on generating better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. These include: Securing an additional investment of $300 million a year into early intervention services. […]Read more
CCWT is currently offering training in the areas of leaving care and Children’s Court legal issues for half price. Commencing in Dubbo in May, CCWT’s Transition From Care: Planning to Leave Care workshop will be delivered in nine locations across the state, giving out-of-home care caseworkers in regional and metropolitan areas valuable insight into how they […]Read more