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 Conference 2018

20th – 22nd August

ACWA Cyber Security Workshop: February 8

With the threat of hacking on the rise, cyber security has become a necessity for NGOs. So how do we ensure that cyber breaches do not occur? ACWA is bringing together two experts  – Stuart Hutcheon, specialist consultant and partner in auditing firm StewartBrown, and cyber security expert Keith Price, Director and Principal Consultant Black Swan […]

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Exciting New 2018 CCWT Training Calendar

Choose from over 275 workshops in 12 learning areas to enhance your skills or to gain a Certificate or Diploma. Courses will be held right across NSW – both within the Sydney area and in many different regional centres. To view all of our training programs for 2018 visit the CCWT website. We look forward to working with […]

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Let Them Learn: A Foster Carer’s Experience

A foster carer shares her experiences of working within a school community in this latest article in ACWA’s ‘Let Them Learn’ series on the educational needs of children in care: Ashley was aged five when he came to live with us one evening in June last year as an emergency care placement. Ashley’s caseworker was keen for me […]

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