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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CCWT Short Courses Training Calendar: February to May 2020

ACWA has released our Centre for Community Welfare Training’s (CCWT) latest Short Course Training Calendar detailing courses that have been scheduled for February to May next year. CCWT will be releasing training calendars every six months during 2020, as opposed to our traditional yearly publication. This is so we can be more flexible in meeting the […]

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Victorian Developments in Carer Assessment and Training Tools

For almost 20 years, ACWA has developed resources to train and assess carers. These resources, known as Shared Livesand Step by Step, are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure they effectively meet the contemporary needs of the sector. Versions of these tools are used in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and NSW. Throughout 2019, ACWA has […]

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Reducing the Number of Children and Young People in ACA Placements: Project Update

Over the past three months, ACWA has been working with AbSec and the Department of Communities and Justice on a project focused on developing strategies to reduce the number of children and young people in Alternative Care Arrangements (ACAs). This report provides a snapshot of the outcomes that have been achieved under this project to date, and outlines […]

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Save the Date: Care Proceedings – Achieving the Best Outcomes for Children

ACWA, in collaboration with the NSW Children’s Court, is pleased to invite you to participate in a full-day forum ‘Care Proceedings: Achieving the best outcomes for children’. This forum will be delivered by specialist Children’s Court personnel and legal practitioners from the Department of Communities and Justice, Legal Aid NSW, the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT […]

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ACWA Members’ Forum: Redress, Insurance and Models of Care

ACWA is pleased to invite our member agencies to participate in a half-day forum covering three critical financial topics. We’ve brought together legal and financial experts, practice leaders from member agencies, and leaders from other community-based organisations to present on, and answer questions about, the following topics: Seminar 1: The National Redress Scheme and related […]

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