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) is the name of ACWA’s learning and development arm. CCWT has been operating as a Registered Training Organisation for more than 20 years, delivering quality, cost effective training that is tailored to meet the needs of the NSW community services workforce, particularly those working with vulnerable children, young people and families.

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

Latest News

ACWA Supports the Voice to Parliament

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) actively supports the establishment of a First Nations’ Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution, as called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The Voice is a critical first step towards reconciliation and healing that will, in the words of the Uluru Statement, lead to […]

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Australian Child Maltreatment Study—What does it mean for the Child & Family Sector?

Australian Child Maltreatment Study—What does it mean for the Child & Family Sector? On 4th July 2023, ACWA brought together over 90 policy makers, practitioners and academics to hear about the findings of the landmark Australian Child Maltreatment Study from one of its principal authors, Professor Ben Mathews (QUT). Following a powerful ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ […]

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CCWT New Short Courses 2023

Click here to read our latest newsletter for 2024   Looking for professional development? Search CCWT’s Key Learning Areas for our latest short courses dates. If the class you’re interested is full, join the waiting list and we will email you when new dates are scheduled. CCWT is here to help you with your professional […]

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Aboriginal Out-of-Home Care Transition

Here you can find out the latest news about what’s happening with the transition of Aboriginal children and young people to ACCOs, and access resources and templates to help you in your transition planning. Concrete actions There is a lot happening in Closing the Gap initiatives throughout Australia and NSW. As Minister Burney stated, ‘Concrete […]

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