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 a Registered Training Organisation which provides cost effective and accessible training opportunities for people working across the community welfare sector in NSW, in particular 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.
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ACWA is pleased to announce a fantastic development opportunity for recent graduates of its flagship Community Leadership Program (CLP). The inaugural Andrew McCallum Leadership Scholarship will offer one lucky recipient $5,000 towards their future leadership development. This scholarship, generously funded by the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG), is designed to future-proof the community sector through […]Read more
Following on from last year’s ‘Kinship Care: Making it a National Issue’ roundtable event, ACWA is excited to announce that we have invited Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of Grandparents Plus, to visit Australia later this year for a ‘shared learning’ tour. Grandparents Plus is a national charity based in the United Kingdom that focuses on […]Read more
One of my key areas of focus since joining ACWA in February, has been to work with the Board on reviewing and clarifying ACWA’s strategic directions to ensure that our priorities as a peak body reflect the needs of our member organisations, the sector and, most importantly, the wider community. As a consequence of this […]Read more
The Office of the Children’s Guardian has issued the following notification regarding procedures to be followed by out-of-home care providers when a child or young person is placed in a non-home based emergency care arrangement: Your notifications can help reduce the number of children in non-home based emergency care arrangements. In an emergency or crisis, […]Read more
ACWA, in consultation with our member agencies, has submitted a response to proposed changes to the NSW Child Wellbeing and Child Protection Interagency Guidelines. FACS is currently undertaking a review of these Guidelines, which provide information and guidance to all agencies involved in the delivery of child wellbeing and child protection services in NSW. ACWA hosted a workshop in May […]Read more