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

ACWA COVID-19 Update: April 29

Welcome to ACWA’s latest update of the work our COVID-19 Response Team is undertaking, alongside our non-government and government partners, to address the various impacts that COVID-19 is having on our sector, and on the vulnerable individuals, families and communities we work with. The slowdown we are witnessing in the spread of this virus, while […]

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ACWA COVID-19 Update: April 20

The activities of ACWA’s COVID-19 Response Team are continuing at pace, as we work closely with our non-government and government colleagues to deliver solutions to pressing issues confronting the sector due to the spread of COVID-19. Below is a summary of our latest activities and outcomes: Resolving emergency staffing options for the residential care sector […]

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COVID-19 Sector Information Hub

Amid the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, ACWA has compiled the following links to information, advice and resources that are specific to our sector. We will be regularly updating this page as new information comes to hand. Department of Communities and Justice Information  For Permanency Support Program Service Providers For Intensive Therapeutic Care Service Providers For Targeted Early Intervention Services […]

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ACWA COVID-19 Update: April 6

It has been another extraordinarily busy week for everyone in the sector as we all collectively grapple with how we can best support the children, young people and families we serve, along with keeping our staff safe and supported. ACWA’s dedicated COVID-19 Response Team continues to work closely with the Department of Communities and Justice […]

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ACWA COVID-19 Update: March 31

ACWA’s thoughts are with our sector colleagues, and with the children, young people, families and individuals you work with, as we continue to deal with the fallout of COVID-19. We acknowledge and appreciate your ongoing commitment to maintaining essential services to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our community in the face of […]

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