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 a Registered Training Organisation which provides cost effective and accessible training opportunities for people working across the community welfare sector in NSW, in particular those working with vulnerable children, young people and families.
CCWT provides both calendar and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.
ACWA celebrated the effort and achievements of our 2017 Community Leadership Program (CLP) class with a graduation event last week. These latest graduates join our alumni of more than 150 professionals from across a diverse range of fields including education, health, community services, local councils and peak bodies. The special day provided the cohort the […]Read more
ACWA recently held a workshop focused on emergency placements in out-of-home care (OOHC). Emergency placements have long been an area for joint sector problem solving and innovation. ACWA last focused on this area of the OOHC service system in 2014 in response to the FACS Options Paper on Immediate and Short Term Placements. ACWA’s October […]Read more
ACWA held our 59th Annual General Meeting on November 2, with the Board ballot resulting in the reappointment of Bob Mulcahy as Chair, the return of Jenny Kitchin as Ordinary Member, and Challenge Community Services’ Chris Brown elected as the Board’s newest Ordinary Member. The Board’s three Co-Opted Members Mark Valerio, Amanda Bridge and Lorna […]Read more