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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Latest News

NSW Government Civil Litigation Consultation Paper

As part of its commitment to respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the NSW Government is considering legislative reforms to expand the civil liability of institutions for child abuse, and to remove barriers faced by survivors when pursuing civil claims for compensation in NSW. The Department […]

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Training Solutions for the Welfare Sector

CCWT’s Training Calendar is jam packed with valuable training opportunities for human sector professionals. It contains something for everyone, from child protection, out-of-home care and family caseworkers to youth workers, counsellors, managers and the range of other professionals who support the work of our sector. Make sure to check out our website to find a […]

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Foster Care Week in NSW

Foster Care WeekFoster Care Week is an annual event that has been running in NSW since 1990. Coordinated by the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) with the support of non-government foster care agencies and other partners, Foster Care Week aims to both celebrate and acknowledge the work of NSW’s foster carers and raise awareness […]

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Introducing Our New Personal Profile Website Feature

You may have noticed that our website has undergone a significant revamp, including a new and improved online registration process for our events and CCWT training courses. But there is another new feature that you may not yet know about. As a website user, you now have your own personal profile which will enable you […]

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Foster Care Week 2017 Picnic Day: Save the Date

ACWA is gearing up again for our annual Foster Care Week Picnic Day, to be held this year on Sunday September 10. This popular and vibrant event marks the commencement of the annual Foster Care Week. This theme for this year’s picnic is ‘Get Active’, with picnic-goers encouraged to dress up as their favourite sporting […]

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