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.

New Permanency Case Management Policy

Following consultation both with NGOs and internally at FACS, a new permanency case management policy, rules and practice guidance are now available, supporting the objectives of the Permanency Support Program (PSP). The policy has been redesigned to bring together permanency pathways, programs and service models across the continuum of care. This includes early intervention and family […]

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Ready for the Permanency Support Program? Have Your Say

ACWA is seeking the views of our member agencies ahead of the introduction of the Permanency Support Program (PSP). Commencing from 1 October 2017, FACS will be implementing a wide range of changes to the child protection and out-of-home care sector. The name for these changes is the Permanency Support Program (PSP), which was announced […]

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Measuring Therapeutic Outcomes for Children: Visiting Cornell University Child Welfare Implementation Experts Share Their Key Learnings

Distinguished implementation expert Martha J. Holden, Dr Debbie Sellers, Research Director at Cornell University Residential Child Care Project and Dr Diana Boswell, Cornell Instructor, Therapeutic Welfare Interventions, were welcome return visitors to ACWA’s Best Practice Unit (BPU) last week. Martha and her colleagues, joined by their Australian child welfare agency partners, gave a day of […]

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