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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In our response to the Office of the Children’s Guardian’s Regulating Child Safe Organisations discussion paper, ACWA outlines our support for the introduction of mandatory child safe standards in NSW. You can read ACWA’s full submission here.Read more
With the end of financial year fast approaching, now is the perfect time for organisations to invest in staff training through CCWT’s fantastic three courses for the price of two deal. Organisations that enrol any two of their staff members into courses with CCWT before June 28 will be entitled to claim a further one-day […]Read more
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) welcomes the appointment of Gareth Ward as Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, under the new-look Cabinet announced by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian this week. CEO Steve Kinmond said ACWA, and the non-government sector as a whole, is eager to work closely with Minister Ward and other […]Read more
ACWA has released a report of our 2018 Education and Out-of-Home Care Roundtable, which brought together sector leaders, representatives from government and non-government agencies, and other key stakeholders, to examine how we can work together to improve the learning outcomes of vulnerable children and young people in NSW. More than 25 people turned out to last […]Read more
ACWA’s CCWT team is eager to hear from regional-based member agencies who may be interested in hosting video conference training sessions to help bring enhanced learning opportunities to participants in rural and remote communities. CCWT wants to use the flexibility of video conferencing technology to bring regional training participants together under the same roof so […]Read more