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

ACWA Annual Report

Please read our latest Annual Report to learn more about the key work ACWA has undertaken in 2018-2019, as well as our direction and priorities as we move forward.  

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Restoration: Cautionary Tales From the Children’s Court of NSW

The following article from the Children’s Court of NSW provides crucial guidance for Funded Service Providers into Children’s Court matters involving the care and protection of children, particularly in relation to restoration: The Children’s Court is a specialist court which deals with cases brought pursuant to the Children and Young Persons Care and Protection Act 1998 (‘the […]

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From the CEO’s Desk

ACWA’s core responsibility is to advocate for systemic changes to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and their families. Our strategic plan emphasises the need for ACWA to work collaboratively with government and non-government stakeholders in seeking to achieve positive outcomes for the most vulnerable in our community. Over the past six months, […]

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ACWA 2019 AGM: October 31

ACWA warmly invites our member agencies and sector colleagues to attend our 2019 Annual General Meeting, to be held on Thursday, October 31. Our AGM provides us a valuable opportunity to share with members and guests highlights of our latest activities and achievements, and to reflect on the year that was. This year’s guest speaker will […]

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Child and Family Research Stocktake: We’re Seeking Your Help

Over the past few months, NCOSS, ACWA, AbSec, academics and the Department of Communities and Justice have been jointly exploring the potential benefits of establishing a Human Services Research Council to provide a platform for the Government, NGO sector and academic institutions to regularly come together with the aims of: identifying those areas that should […]

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