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.

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Agencies Urged to Help Raise Awareness of Carer Support Services

ACWA is calling on member agencies to help promote the My Forever Family NSW program within their carer communities, to ensure that all foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents in NSW have access to statewide training and support services. My Forever Family NSW provides ongoing support, advice and training for foster carers, guardians and adoptive parents. In […]

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Greens MP Discusses Party Priorities for Child Protection

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge visited ACWA ahead of the NSW election to speak with members about his party’s policy priorities for the next parliamentary term, especially those focused on generating better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. These include: Securing an additional investment of $300 million a year into early intervention services. […]

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Half Price Training for Out-of-Home Care Workers

CCWT is currently offering training in the areas of leaving care and Children’s Court legal issues for half price. Commencing in Dubbo in May, CCWT’s Transition From Care: Planning to Leave Care workshop will be delivered in nine locations across the state, giving out-of-home care caseworkers in regional and metropolitan areas valuable insight into how they […]

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ACWA Community Leadership Program: Early Bird Discount Finishes This Week

Early bird discounts for ACWA’s flagship Community Leadership Program finish Friday, March 15. Designed to unlock leadership potential within middle managers and team leaders, the Community Leadership Program is a transformative journey comprising workshops on adaptive leadership, team leader profiling, coaching and neuroscience, as well as webinars, a workplace project and individual coaching sessions with […]

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