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.
ACWA CEO Andrew MCallum speaks with ABC RN Drive in regard to proposed changes in NSW to child protection and adoption laws.Read more
This report is the result of research commissioned by ACWA following a recommissioning workshop facilitated by KPMG in October 2018 involving FACS, NGO peaks, providers, regulators and other key stakeholders on the future shape of commissioning for services for children and families in NSW. The report draws on interviews with 20 NGO representatives and other […]Read more
CCWT’s new Training Calendar is due to be released in mid-December, so make sure to keep an eye out for it in the mail. 2019 will also see a return of a revised Wallchart. Organisations will notice some changes to both our 2019 Calendar and Wallchart as CCWT moves to a more flexible model of course scheduling […]Read more
The following Fact Sheets present up to date and easy to access information on the Premier’s Youth Initiative (PYI) pilot program that provides services to young people leaving out-of-home care: PYI Program Information for Caseworkers Fact Sheet – outlines the PYI program, eligibility, criteria and core service elements with information about the roles of key […]Read more
ACWA has welcomed two fresh faces to our Board, with the election of Allambi Care’s Simon Walsh and Kathy Karatasas from Settlement Services International. The results were declared at ACWA’s 60th Annual General Meeting, held on November 1. Simon and Kathy filled two of four Ordinary Member positions that were up for election in this year’s […]Read more