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

Media Release: Call For Immediate Action to Reform Child Protection For Aboriginal Children

ACWA is part of a collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations calling for the NSW government to make a significant commitment in this year’s budget to urgently address the child protection system’s disproportionate impact on Aboriginal children and families. Currently in NSW, 40% of children in out of home, or foster care, are Aboriginal. This […]

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ACWA is Moving

ACWA is relocating from our Haymarket headquarters to temporary new premises based at Redfern. As of Monday, February 3, we will be operating from: Level 1, 191 Cleveland Street Redfern NSW 2016 Our new postal address is:  PO Box 2107 Strawberry Hills  NSW  2012 Our phone number remains the same at: 02 9281 8822 For CCWT […]

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Start Date Set For Joint PSP Taskforce

This February, the newly established Joint Taskforce will officially commence its critical work addressing issues associated with the implementation of the Permanency Support Program. This team, which is comprised of representatives from AbSec, the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and ACWA, has already met to discuss important governance arrangements that need to be addressed ahead […]

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