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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The ChildStory IT system will be introduced to the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) districts and statewide services, including the Child Protection Helpline, over a five-week period in October-November. E-reporting for mandatory reporters will also become functional through the Reporter Community at this time. ChildStory’s Partner Community will be introduced to non-government child protection service providers, police, and the […]Read more
June at CCWT is packed with amazing workshops that offer expertise, knowledge and skills on topics relating to a range of areas in the community sector. We’ve got workshops targeted for professionals in child protection, family and early intervention, youth workers, out-of-home care workers, counsellors and therapists, admin workers, managers and more. In a nutshell, […]Read more
ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum is proud to be an Ambassador for National Families Week 2017, which runs from Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May 2017 (coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May). Families in all their many and varied forms provide the critical foundations of a caring and cohesive […]Read more
FACS has recently developed a comprehensive and practical kit that will be beneficial to every member organisation. The kit includes the most up to date research, practical advice and conversation ideas to help NGOs respond to child sexual abuse. It also includes a range of resources that can be taken out and used with children and families.FACS and […]Read more
With tendering now in full swing in NSW for new outcomes based out-of-home care contracts, foster care and residential care agencies are being presented a unique opportunity to scrutinise legal contracting issues with some of the best lawyers in the business.In a legal forum to be hosted by ACWA on Wednesday May 17, from 2.30pm […]Read more