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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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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
To celebrate the beginning of a brand new year of training, CCWT is offering a special three courses for the price of two deal. Here’s how it works: Organisations that enrol any two of their staff members into CCWT courses from February until the end of May will be entitled to claim a further one-day […]Read more
ACWA has been undertaking joint work with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) to raise awareness about the Joint Protocol to reduce the contact of young people in residential out of home care with the criminal justice system, and to promote its effective and consistent implementation. In addition to our role in co-chairing the […]Read more
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 […]Read more