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 Community Leadership Program is back for 2021
We’re excited to confirm that we are now taking enrolments for ACWA’s Community Leadership Program for 2021. Designed to unlock leadership potential within middle managers and team leaders, the Community Leadership Program is a transformative journey comprising workshops on adaptive leadership, team leader profiling, coaching and neuroscience, as well as webinars, a workplace project and individual […]Read more
ACWA Pre-Budget Submission 2021-2022
ACWA is pleased to present our Pre-Budget Submission 2021-2022, which captures a range of critical sector issues that ACWA is focusing our attention on this year, and reflects our genuine desire for greater efficiency within the service system. Download your copy here:Read more
ACWA Annual Report 2019-2020
ACWA is pleased to announce the release our 2019-2020 Annual Report. Click here to download your copy.Read more
NSW Budget: ACWA Welcomes Early Intervention Dollars
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s continued investment in initiatives aimed at supporting the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and families, as announced in the NSW State Budget. ACWA CEO, Steve Kinmond, said ACWA is particularly pleased to see the government maintain its ongoing commitment to funding critical family support and preservation programs that seek to strengthen the capacity of parents to safely care […]Read more
Opportunity for Reform to Protect Aboriginal Children in Upcoming Budget
ACWA has joined a collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations who are calling on the NSW Government, ahead of next week’s Budget, to address the over-representation of Aboriginal children in the child protection system. The AbSec-led campaign comes one year after the release of the findings of the Family is Culture review, which examined the […]Read more