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 a Registered Training Organisation which 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 provides both short courses and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.


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Latest News

A New Light for Old Problems? Bullying Interventions That Work

Some of the hardest issues workers and parents deal with include managing bullying situations. Ray’s Room Therapy child and family counsellor and CCWT presenter Ray Medhora writes about the rise of bullying in our society and some of the new strategies being used to tackle this age-old problem: School yard bullying can lead to lifelong effects including […]

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Broaden Your Skills With CCWT Training

Don’t let your busy diary hinder your professional growth! There are many pathways you can take to broaden your expertise and skills and CCWT is here to assist you with the formal training option. We provide excellent workshops tailored for professionals in the welfare sector and delivered by experts in the field. CCWT also offers […]

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Keeping Aboriginal Children Safe On Country and In Culture

The importance of keeping Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care connected to family, community and country was the central focus of an AbSec and ACWA co-hosted event, ‘Safe On Country and In Culture’, which was held in Sydney on Friday 9 June. The event, which was delivered as part of the Fostering NSW Recruitment of […]

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CCWT Training Heading to Regional NSW This July

July is packed with wonderful CCWT training opportunities across NSW. Whether you are based near Albury or Wagga, Moruya, Canberra, Tamworth or Coffs Harbour, CCWT has got something coming your way, so make sure to check it out! July Courses: Regional NSW Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Talk about the Elephant in the Room Date: 19 […]

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‘For the Kids’ Documentary

‘For the Kids’, a short documentary commissioned by ACWA and AbSec about Kempsey-based Aboriginal foster carers Eddie and Rose Vale, is available to watch on YouTube. It was screened as part of last Friday’s ‘Safe: On Country and In Culture’ event as a catalyst for wider dialogue around the need for more Aboriginal carers in our community.

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