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.
For children and young people, transitioning through the many different stages of life is a natural part of growing up. When life transitions are appropriately supported and reasonably anticipated, they can enhance a child’s development. Normal transitions such as the move from primary to secondary school, can present children with exciting changes and opportunity for […]Read more
CCWT offers a wide range of training topics to support the professional development of welfare sector workers. Whether you are new to the sector or have years of experience behind you, we guarantee that we have a workshop for you! Here’s what CCWT has on the calendar for October: A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Response […]Read more
From the very beginnings of her career, NSW Children’s Guardian Janet Schorer has wanted to help improve the lives of people. She started her career as a nurse at The Children’s Hospital Westmead before moving into working with people with disability. A self-described ‘people person’ with an empathic but sensible nature, she says these hands-on […]Read more
ACWA is delighted to be providing a unique opportunity for the sector to hear directly from experts about the international Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) model, and how it is being implemented here in Australia. This full-day seminar will take place at ACWA’s Haymarket office on Friday, September 22. The headline speaker for this special […]Read more
CCWT is introducing the brand new workshop this September – Voice Your Choice – Supported Decision Making Training for Workers – aimed at upskilling and empowering caseworkers to help young people with disability transition from care. We are delighted to have CREATE Foundation on board to deliver this half-day course. If on the other hand […]Read more