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

Join Our Team at ACWA

ACWA is recruiting a new CEO to lead our committed team of 35 full and part-time staff and consultants. The successful candidate will have senior management experience with a proven track record in organisational development, ideally from within a membership driven organisation such as another peak body,  industry association, member driven not-for-profit or a like-minded […]

Read more

Foster Care Week 2018: A Time to Honour Our Extraordinary Foster Carers

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has praised NSW’s foster carers for their critical contribution to our community, as agencies across the state celebrate Foster Care Week. Now into its 28th year, Foster Care Week (September 9-16) honours the extraordinary work of foster carers in our community who bring love, stability and hope to the […]

Read more

New One to One Pre-Authorisation Training for Kinship Carers

ACWA is excited to announce the launch of our Shared Lives Relative Kinship carer training package, designed to be delivered one to one in relative kinship carers’ homes. This brand new package is based on ACWA’s existing Shared Lives Foster Carer training package, covering the essential topics of developmental trauma and repair parenting. Like our Foster Carer package, it is delivered […]

Read more

Leadership Program Ignites Student Brain Power

While delegates were learning about the latest in child and family welfare practice at ACWA’s conference last week, there was plenty of cognitive activity taking place back at ACWA headquarters as our 2018 Community Leadership Program class took part in the latest session, Igniting Brains for Leadership, in their seven month leadership and development journey. The […]

Read more

ACWA 18: Merging Practice Insight with Academic Minds

ACWA was thrilled to see such a huge turnout to our 19th national conference last week, which coincided with our 60th anniversary. This fantastic three days saw the frontline wisdom and experience of welfare practitioners merge with inspiring academic minds to consider how we can do better for children and families. We hope you enjoy viewing our […]

Read more