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

ACWA Legal Forum: Being Prepared for Contracting With the Department

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 […]

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Training and Development Solutions for Welfare Sector Professionals

The Centre for Community Welfare Training provides cost effective and accessible training opportunities for people working across the community welfare sector in NSW. Along with our calendar training we also offer In-House training and other specialised programs, coaching and supervision. We’ve got something for everyone, so make sure you visit our website to find the […]

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The Need to Do Better Educating NSW Children in Care

“Education is particularly important for children in care, as it is integral to their overall development and wellbeing, and provides an important gateway to future employment and life opportunities.”  [1] The powerful positive influence that high quality education can have on the life trajectory of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) is well known, […]

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