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

Commissioning For Outcomes in NSW: An NGO Perspective

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 […]

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New Caseworker Fact Sheets: Premier’s Youth Initiative Program

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 […]

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ACWA AGM: Board Election Results

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 […]

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