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.
Perfect training solutions
ACWA and member agency representatives, the Children In Care Collective, and the Australian Services Union (ASU) have worked together – with the assistance of the Fair Work Commission – to develop a resource on best practice workplace consultation for use by the child and family services sector in NSW. Click here to access this resource. During periods […]Read more
Calling for an immediate NSW Government funding increase ACWA continues to lend our voice to advocacy efforts, led by NCOSS, for increased funding for the community services sector of at least 2%. While the NSW Government has agreed to provide DCJ-funded community organisations, in general circumstances, the 1.75% wage indexation recently determined by the Fair […]Read more
This article published in The Mandarin highlights the collaborative efforts of the community services and education sectors to improve responses to vulnerable children and families.Read more
With community activities now beginning to resume in the wake of COVID-19, ACWA is eager to remind NGO caseworkers and support staff how easy it is to get the children and young people you are working with involved in sport, recreation and creative pursuits currently available through the NSW Government’s Active Kids and Creative Kids […]Read more
NSW non-profit agencies Fams, Adopt Change and BackTrack Youth Works have launched a public awareness campaign, It takes a village, to highlight the important role the broader community has to play to help keep children safe, during the current pandemic period and beyond. ACWA is pleased to support this joint campaign, which aims to educate […]Read more