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 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.
ACWA’s Acting CEO Dr Wendy Foote reflects on changes announced by PwC Australia to its parental leave policy this week that will support staff members who are foster and kinship carers: An interesting development has taken place in corporate Australia this week, with accounting giant PwC unveiling details of its new HR policy that aims […]Read more
ACWA has welcomed changes by PwC Australia to its parental leave policy that will support staff who are foster and kinship carers.The Sydney Morning Herald reports.Read more
ACWA’s Best Practice Unit (BPU) is hosting a Client and Performance Outcomes Day on Wednesday, October 4 at our Haymarket office. This will be an invaluable and practical day to help member agencies grapple with the implications of the shift to outcomes-based practice and contracting for outcomes. The overall theme of this special BPU event is: […]Read more
The symptoms of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children who are placed in out-of-home care can often go unnoticed. Clinical psychologist and CCWT presenter Dr Brendan New provides valuable insight into how caseworkers can recognise the signs and respond accordingly : It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. (Thoreau) It […]Read more
CCWT’s October training schedule is bursting with learning and development opportunities for sector professionals eager to boost their skills and enhance their practice knowledge: Mental Health: A Recovery Approach Date: 16, 17 October Venue: Sydney Presenter: Mandy Marsters Target Group: Workers, including managers and supervisors who come into contact with mental health consumers, their family, […]Read more