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 and member agency representatives, the Children In Care Collective, and the Australian Services Union (ASU) have worked together – with the assistance of the Fair Work Commission – to develop a resource on best practice workplace consultation for use by the child and family services sector in NSW. Click here to access this resource. During periods […]Read more
Calling for an immediate NSW Government funding increase ACWA continues to lend our voice to advocacy efforts, led by NCOSS, for increased funding for the community services sector of at least 2%. While the NSW Government has agreed to provide DCJ-funded community organisations, in general circumstances, the 1.75% wage indexation recently determined by the Fair […]Read more
This article published in The Mandarin highlights the collaborative efforts of the community services and education sectors to improve responses to vulnerable children and families.Read more
NSW non-profit agencies Fams, Adopt Change and BackTrack Youth Works have launched a public awareness campaign, It takes a village, to highlight the important role the broader community has to play to help keep children safe, during the current pandemic period and beyond. ACWA is pleased to support this joint campaign, which aims to educate […]Read more
Welcome to our latest sector update, which highlights several systems reform initiatives that ACWA has been working on with other stakeholders: Establishing a NSW Child and Family Research Advisory Council Late last year, ACWA, the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), NCOSS and academics came together to explore the potential benefits of establishing a Research […]Read more