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.
Early bird discounts for ACWA’s flagship Community Leadership Program finish Friday, March 15. Designed to unlock leadership potential within middle managers and team leaders, the Community Leadership Program is a transformative journey comprising workshops on adaptive leadership, team leader profiling, coaching and neuroscience, as well as webinars, a workplace project and individual coaching sessions with […]Read more
In the lead up to the March state election, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is appealing to all political parties in NSW for a commitment to addressing the educational disadvantage faced by vulnerable children and young people, including those living in out-of-home care. ACWA CEO Steve Kinmond says those young students who are […]Read more
The NSW Police Force Commissioner’s RISEUP Strategy is an early intervention initiative aimed at preventing and disrupting youth-related crime and diverting young people from the criminal justice system. RISEUP is a collaborative approach between the NSW Police Force (NSWPF), Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) and industry leaders. There are eight programs that underpin RISEUP. The programs […]Read more
With NSW set to go to the polls on March 23, ACWA is calling on all sides of politics to prioritise the needs of vulnerable children and young people – particularly those who are living in out-of-home care, who are at risk of entering care, and who have left the care system. As part of […]Read more
From this March ACWA’s CCWT team is hosting a series of free support sessions for Family Group Conferencing Facilitators, who play such a critical role in empowering families to resolve child protection concerns. Family Group Conferencing brings families and significant others together to plan and make decisions about how to keep their children safe and […]Read more