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.
Media Release: NSW Budget – ACWA Hopes for Momentum Shift
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s additional Budget spend of $560 million over four years on initiatives aimed at keeping families together and stemming the growing tide of children and young people entering the state’s out-of-home care system. The 2016-17 Budget allocates new funding of $190 million over four […]Read more
ACWA Responds to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – OOHC Consultation Paper
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its Consultation Paper for out-of-home care (OOHC) in March 2016. ACWA’s response contains a total of 13 recommendations, including: The development of a therapeutic care framework to underpin the provision of OOHC services in all care settings, including residential, foster or kin care. Raising the […]Read more
Media Release: National Families Week 2016 – Children Need Safe Strong Families to Thrive
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says foster families are our community’s most valuable asset when support services are not enough to keep vulnerable families together. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum, who is an Ambassador for this week’s National Families Week (May 15-21), says family is the single most influential force in a child’s life […]Read more
Media Release: Federal Budget 2016 – Child Protection Dollars Are Modest But Welcome
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s $5.1 million investment into two important initiatives aimed at keeping children safe and helping vulnerable young people avoid falling into welfare dependency. The Government has announced it will channel $1.2 million into an early intervention program to strengthen the parenting skills of at-risk […]Read more
Number of lawyers: 4 Location: Newcastle and Hunter Region At Harpers Legal we specialise primarily in the areas of Children’s Law (Care and Protection matters), Family Law (Children and Property matters) and Victims Compensation (for children in Out of Home Care). We are pleased to offer our specialist services to ACWA’s members. We are very […]Read more