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) has welcomed the NSW Government’s continued investment in initiatives aimed at supporting the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and families, as announced in the NSW State Budget. ACWA CEO, Steve Kinmond, said ACWA is particularly pleased to see the government maintain its ongoing commitment to funding critical family support and preservation programs that seek to strengthen the capacity of parents to safely care […]Read more
ACWA has joined a collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations who are calling on the NSW Government, ahead of next week’s Budget, to address the over-representation of Aboriginal children in the child protection system. The AbSec-led campaign comes one year after the release of the findings of the Family is Culture review, which examined the […]Read more
If you are planning training for your agency in the next 6-12 months, think about taking advantage of the substantial new JobTrainer funding that is being offered by the Federal and State governments. Funding is available for training that: Is accredited Meets identified priorities Builds the capacity of your staff in changing environments. ACWA can work […]Read more
ACWA is pleased to announce that we have successfully secured a grant under the eSafety Commissioner’s Online Safety Grants Program – to the tune of $485K over the next two years – to design and deliver a suite of eSafety resources tailored to meet the unique needs, vulnerabilities and strengths of children and young people […]Read more
Welcome to our latest newsletter, which heralds the announcement of a number of exciting new initiatives that ACWA has in motion, in collaboration with our sector colleagues. You will also find an update on the advocacy efforts that we are undertaking, in step with our member agencies, to address critical systemic issues that are impacting […]Read more