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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This week is National Child Protection Week (September 3-9), a time of year when the community takes time out to reflect on how we can improve our child protection system in order to achieve better long-term outcomes for our nation’s children. As we all know, there is nothing more critical than protecting children from abuse […]Read more
To support capability development in the non-government organisation (NGO) sector, the Social Innovation Council has designed the NGO Benchmarking model. Following public consultations held earlier in the year, the model is now live and NGOs have until the end of September to complete a voluntary self-assessment. The NGO Benchmarking model is a self-assessment tool that […]Read more
CCWT is heading to regional NSW this October to deliver a variety of training opportunities. Check out the following: Applying a Trauma Informed Approach Date: 12 October Venue: Newcastle Presenter: Mirna Tarabay Target Group: Open Learn about the impacts of trauma, particularly complex trauma, and discuss strategies to work more effectively with trauma survivors, including […]Read more
ACWA is aware our members need to have a strong understanding of the changes to their PLAs and Funding Deeds that inform the Permanency Support Program. These 2017 reports – PLA Analysis and Funding Deed Analysis – highlight some of the critical differences.Read more
After eight months of development and piloting, ACWA is delighted to announce the new ‘Shared Lives’ carer training package is all set to go. ACWA and FACS have worked together to revise the training package to create a new two-part structure that incorporates the latest research on understanding developmental trauma and repair parenting. It also includes […]Read more