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

ACWA Announces New Project Aimed at Delivering Stronger Outcomes for Vulnerable Children and Young People with Disability

ACWA is pleased to announce details of a key sector project we are undertaking, ‘Falling through the gaps? Delivering the best possible outcomes for vulnerable children and young people with disability’. The core purpose of this collaborative initiative, which will commence in November, is to identify practical pathways, initiatives, tools, training and other resources that […]

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CCWT Online Courses 2020

COVID-19 may have placed face to face learning on hold, but CCWT has an abundance of online training options on offer to make sure the knowledge and skills of our sector workforce continues to grow during this period. Explore below the array of workshops we have in the mix throughout the rest of 2020: CCWT […]

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Letter to Minister Seeks Family Preservation Program Funding Certainty

ACWA has written to the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, seeking urgent and favourable advice on the future funding of intensive family preservation and support related programs. This letter puts forward the case for why the Government should be guaranteeing the ongoing funding of these critical services, and also demonstrates the […]

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Joint Announcement: New Telepractice Collaborative Venture to Support Children and Families Across Australia

ACWA is very pleased to be working with other agencies on this important collaborative initiative that will bring enormous benefits to the community. – Steve Kinmond, ACWA CEO Now more than ever, children and families need support. Through COVID-19 there has been an increase in families experiencing a range of significant hardships, greatly reduced face-to-face […]

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Communicating With Confidence: New Online Learning Sessions

CCWT, in conjunction with Pure Magic International Business Solutions, is pleased to present this exciting new series of 90-minute online learning sessions that will boost your key communication skills. Presented by International Leadership and Team Development Specialist and Executive Coach, Caryn Walsh, these sessions will provide you with tips and strategies for communicating with confidence in any workplace […]

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