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) 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 is the training arm of the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA), a Registered Training Organisation.

CCWT provides both short courses and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.


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Latest News

Ready for the Permanency Support Program? Have Your Say

ACWA is seeking the views of our member agencies ahead of the introduction of the Permanency Support Program (PSP). Commencing from 1 October 2017, FACS will be implementing a wide range of changes to the child protection and out-of-home care sector. The name for these changes is the Permanency Support Program (PSP), which was announced […]

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Measuring Therapeutic Outcomes for Children: Visiting Cornell University Child Welfare Implementation Experts Share Their Key Learnings

Distinguished implementation expert Martha J. Holden, Dr Debbie Sellers, Research Director at Cornell University Residential Child Care Project and Dr Diana Boswell, Cornell Instructor, Therapeutic Welfare Interventions, were welcome return visitors to ACWA’s Best Practice Unit (BPU) last week. Martha and her colleagues, joined by their Australian child welfare agency partners, gave a day of […]

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Reminder: Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study Special Session

The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) is hosting a special session during its 2017 Conference on the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) on Wednesday, 27 September from 2.55pm. The session is free for FACS staff and stakeholders to attend or live stream The session will provide a brief overview of the study, followed by presentations of three papers based on […]

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Register Now for ACWA’s Client and Performance Outcomes Day

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit is hosting a Client and Performance Outcomes on Wednesday, October 4 at our Haymarket office. This all-day event will be an invaluable and practical day to help member agencies grapple with the implications of the shift to outcomes-based practice and contracting for outcomes. Register by September 29.

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End of Year Training Opportunities at CCWT

If you’re looking to squeeze in some professional training before year’s end, why not consider the following CCWT offerings: Community Engagement and Consultation Date: 30 October Venue: Sydney Presenter: Grace Leotta Target Group: Workers and managers who undertake community engagement and consultation Apply community engagement best practice to plan, facilitate and evaluate engagement processes, and […]

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