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

Step by Step NSW 2023

Step by Step NSW 2023—Assessing suitability to care for Aboriginal children in foster care Change in the 2023 edition The 2023 version of the Step by Step NSW Foster Carer Assessment Tool will now require all foster care applicants to be assessed for their suitability to care for Aboriginal children. In the previous version of […]

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Cyber Security and Digital Skills

Conversations with our member agencies and service providers have highlighted the need for a higher level of digital skills in our workforce. This page provides you with links to tools, modules and other resources that you can use to upskill your team. FREE SPECIAL EVENT DCJ Information Security Forum for ACWA Members March 28th 2.30 – 4pm […]

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2023 State Election Advocacy

ACWA 2023 State Election Platform ACWA and other sector members want the next NSW Government to prioritise investment in a child and family system with a focus on providing early intervention and prevention services. It is only by providing parents and children with the supports and resources they need to thrive that we will reduce […]

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What’s New at ACWA: February 2023

Welcome to our first ‘What’s New at ACWA’ for 2023! We hope you enjoy our New Year update, which includes a farewell and thank you message to former ACWA CEO, Steve Kinmond, who was recently appointed to the position of NSW Children’s Guardian, information about some changes to the next meeting in the Collaborative Forum […]

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CCWT at NFPP Conference 2023

Thank you for visiting the Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT) at the Not-for-Profit People Conference in Melbourne. We are now pleased to welcome you to our dedicated webpage where you will discover more information about the wide range of cost effective and accessible learning opportunities CCWT offers to people working in the human services […]

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