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.

Latest News

NSW Family Matters Releases Campaign Priorities

The NSW Family Matters Collective has released its campaign priorities for empowering Aboriginal communities across our state to design and deliver the services they need to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal children, families and communities. ACWA is asking our members and other relevant agencies to join the campaign.

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Common Sense Prevails Amid a Flurry of Contracting Talks

The announcement by FACS this week that it is suspending its Intensive Therapeutic Care tendering process until further notice is a win for collaboration and common sense, writes ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum: In what can only be described as an ‘interesting time’, the sector has been ‘knee-deep’ in the tendering/recommissioning of out-of-home care services and […]

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Special Screening: For The Kids Documentary

A short documentary film, For the Kids, made by Fostering NSW and AbSec about some wonderful Aboriginal foster carers in Kempsey and their involvement in the Kids in Care Cup will be showing at the Dendy Newtown on May 26 as part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Touring Program.

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Family Finding Workshop

ACWA is currently taking registrations for the Family Finding Boot Camp to be facilitated by Kevin Campbell. The workshop is being offered at a greatly reduced cost for ACWA members only. About the Workshop The Family Finding model, developed by Kevin Campbell, offers methods and strategies to locate and engage relatives of children currently living […]

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