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.
It has been another extraordinarily busy week for everyone in the sector as we all collectively grapple with how we can best support the children, young people and families we serve, along with keeping our staff safe and supported. ACWA’s dedicated COVID-19 Response Team continues to work closely with the Department of Communities and Justice […]Read more
ACWA’s thoughts are with our sector colleagues, and with the children, young people, families and individuals you work with, as we continue to deal with the fallout of COVID-19. We acknowledge and appreciate your ongoing commitment to maintaining essential services to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our community in the face of […]Read more
In light of the COVID-19 situation, ACWA wishes to advise that we have cancelled all CCWT face to face workshops until further notice. This decision is consistent with advice from both the federal and NSW governments. Please know that our thoughts are with all of you, your organisations and the clients you work with, during […]Read more
The Every Child alliance has written to the Prime Minister, requesting him to implement a $2 billion Thriving Children stimulus package that will benefit children and families. Read a copy of the letter here, together with a copy of the related media release.Read more
ACWA is part of a collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations calling for the NSW government to make a significant commitment in this year’s budget to urgently address the child protection system’s disproportionate impact on Aboriginal children and families. Currently in NSW, 40% of children in out of home, or foster care, are Aboriginal. This […]Read more