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 Early Intervention and Adoption Forum

ACWA is pleased to be hosting Professor Brid Featherstone from the University of Huddersfield, UK, to speak about early intervention and adoption practice in England. She will bring an ethical lens to these two areas of practice. This event will be held at our Haymarket office on July 31, from 1pm-3pm. Professor Featherstone has an impressive […]

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After the Apology: Special ACWA Screening with Professor Larissa Behrendt

ACWA and our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) team is very pleased to present a special screening of the documentary After the Apology.  When: Monday, July 23 at 6pm Where:  Palace Cinema, Central Park Mall, Chippendale Tickets: $19 each Special guest speaker: Professor Larissa Behrendt This documentary follows the story of four Aboriginal Grandmothers as they challenge […]

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“And That’s a Wrap!”: Fostering NSW Says Farewell

ACWA’s Fostering NSW Recruitment and Retention of Foster Carers program finished up on June 30, after five years of working closely with, and on behalf of, the NGO sector to promote the positive norms of fostering to the general public and attract enquiries and applications from potential carers through its integrated multi-platform marketing campaign. Before […]

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ACWA Member Survey

Last year ACWA conducted a survey to gauge how well we were doing in meeting the needs of our members. We had a fantastic response, with your answers proving invaluable in helping us plan our activities and continue to support our membership. To inform our work over the coming financial year, we again want to […]

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