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.

Latest News

Contracting Frameworks and Systems: Important Information for FACS Funded Services

Following is an outline of important new resources that have been added to the funded contract management pages on the FACS website to assist service providers: Funded contract management overview The funded contract management overview is a comprehensive look at how funded contract management is positioned in relation to strategic government priorities and how it fits in with the […]

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Expressions of Interest for Alternative Care Arrangements Taskforce

In August 2018, FACS established a time-limited internal think tank called the Alternative Care Arrangements Taskforce (ACAT) to help identify and implement specific and targeted short, medium and long-term strategies and initiatives to create permanency and improve outcomes for children and young people in alternative care arrangements (ACA) that will: Increase transitions to more suitable […]

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ACWA Welcomes New National Child Protection Plan

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the release this week of the Fourth Action Plan (2018-2020) under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. Acting CEO Dr Wendy Foote said the NSW peak strongly supports the focus of the Fourth Action Plan on collectively tackling the unacceptable rate of child abuse […]

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Permanency Support Program Business Rules and Package Overviews

FACS has updated its Business Rules: Eligibility Criteria for PSP Service Packages to provide greater clarity around the eligibility criteria for each package.  In particular, the eligibility criteria for the Case coordination (post permanency casework support) baseline package has been clarified and a new package, Case coordination (not in placement) baseline package, has been added in […]

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