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.
If you are planning training for your agency in the next 6-12 months, think about taking advantage of the substantial new JobTrainer funding that is being offered by the Federal and State governments. Funding is available for training that: Is accredited Meets identified priorities Builds the capacity of your staff in changing environments. ACWA can work […]Read more
ACWA is pleased to announce that we have successfully secured a grant under the eSafety Commissioner’s Online Safety Grants Program – to the tune of $485K over the next two years – to design and deliver a suite of eSafety resources tailored to meet the unique needs, vulnerabilities and strengths of children and young people […]Read more
Welcome to our latest newsletter, which heralds the announcement of a number of exciting new initiatives that ACWA has in motion, in collaboration with our sector colleagues. You will also find an update on the advocacy efforts that we are undertaking, in step with our member agencies, to address critical systemic issues that are impacting […]Read more
ACWA is pleased to announce details of a key sector project we are undertaking, ‘Falling through the gaps? Delivering the best possible outcomes for vulnerable children and young people with disability’. The core purpose of this collaborative initiative, which will commence in November, is to identify practical pathways, initiatives, tools, training and other resources that […]Read more
ACWA has written to the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, seeking urgent and favourable advice on the future funding of intensive family preservation and support related programs. This letter puts forward the case for why the Government should be guaranteeing the ongoing funding of these critical services, and also demonstrates the […]Read more