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.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) Survey and NSW Residential Care Survey is now live and will run until the end of April. More than 600 children and young people in both non-government and FACS placements have been randomly selected to take part in the national survey, in addition to […]Read more
Assessing parental capacity and working with parents is a key practice area in every aspect of child welfare work as it goes to the quality of care that the child is experiencing or will experience. The assessment of parenting capacity is critical in restoration as well as preservation work. This area of practice focus reflects […]Read more
We’re delighted to welcome the following four international speakers to our ACWA 18 conference program: Andy Kendrick (Professor of Residential Child Care at the University of Strathclyde), Harriet Ward (Professor of Child and Family Research at Loughborough University), John Simmonds (Director of Policy, Research and Development at CoramBAAF) and Nina Biehal (Professor of Social Work […]Read more