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 short courses and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.

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Latest News

NSW Kinship Care Forum

Dr Lucy Peake Kinship Care Forum with Dr Lucy Peake This Foster and Kinship Care Week (8–15 September), ACWA is pleased to invite you to a ‘shared learning’ exchange with Dr Lucy Peake, CEO of Grandparents Plus, a unique national charity in the UK that focuses on supporting all kinship carers, including kinship carers with […]

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ACWA Member Consultation Day Wrap Up

On July 3, ACWA hosted a day of member consultations focused on fostering collaborative practice in two critical areas for the sector – the evaluation of the Permanency Support Program (PSP); and carer recruitment and authorisation, particularly in relation to addressing the high number of children in Alternative Care Arrangements (ACA). Both sessions were well […]

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From the CEO’s Desk

ACWA is pleased to announce the appointment of AbSec CEO, Tim Ireland, to our Board. The experience and insight that Tim brings to the table will be invaluable in our ongoing endeavours to improve outcomes for all vulnerable children, young people and families. In terms of our desire to support these kinds of endeavours, we […]

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Child Safety Good Practice Tool Update

ACWA is working with AbSec to develop an online child safety good practice tool, which aims to give agencies practical policy and procedural advice to help them comply with child safe standards, and is tailored to suit the needs of individual sectors. Click here to view a sample copy of the tool that would house the advice […]

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