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 has 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.

Latest News

2023 State Election Advocacy

ACWA 2023 State Election Platform ACWA and other sector members want the next NSW Government to prioritise investment in a child and family system with a focus on providing early intervention and prevention services. It is only by providing parents and children with the supports and resources they need to thrive that we will reduce […]

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What’s New at ACWA: February 2023

Welcome to our first ‘What’s New at ACWA’ for 2023! We hope you enjoy our New Year update, which includes a farewell and thank you message to former ACWA CEO, Steve Kinmond, who was recently appointed to the position of NSW Children’s Guardian, information about some changes to the next meeting in the Collaborative Forum […]

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CCWT at NFPP Conference 2023

Thank you for visiting the Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT) at the Not-for-Profit People Conference in Melbourne. We are now pleased to welcome you to our dedicated webpage where you will discover more information about the wide range of cost effective and accessible learning opportunities CCWT offers to people working in the human services […]

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What’s New at ACWA: December 2022

Welcome to our last ‘What’s New at ACWA’ for 2022. We hope you enjoy our December update, which includes an important announcement about our CEO, a recap on recent Collaborative Forums and information about the next one in the series coming up on 14 February 2023, as well as training and event news for the […]

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What’s New at ACWA: November 2022

Welcome to our latest ‘What’s New at ACWA’ newsletter. We hope you enjoy our November update, which includes an exciting and important announcement, new resources, a recap on our AGM, the link to our recently released annual report, as well as training and event news! NSW increases the age children can stay in foster care […]

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