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.

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New One to One Pre-Authorisation Training for Kinship Carers

ACWA is excited to announce the launch of our Shared Lives Relative Kinship carer training package, designed to be delivered one to one in relative kinship carers’ homes. This brand new package is based on ACWA’s existing Shared Lives Foster Carer training package, covering the essential topics of developmental trauma and repair parenting. Like our Foster Carer package, it is delivered […]

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Leadership Program Ignites Student Brain Power

While delegates were learning about the latest in child and family welfare practice at ACWA’s conference last week, there was plenty of cognitive activity taking place back at ACWA headquarters as our 2018 Community Leadership Program class took part in the latest session, Igniting Brains for Leadership, in their seven month leadership and development journey. The […]

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ACWA 18: Merging Practice Insight with Academic Minds

ACWA was thrilled to see such a huge turnout to our 19th national conference last week, which coincided with our 60th anniversary. This fantastic three days saw the frontline wisdom and experience of welfare practitioners merge with inspiring academic minds to consider how we can do better for children and families. We hope you enjoy viewing our […]

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Critical Gathering Signals It’s Time for National Action on Kinship Care

More than 50 representatives from kinship care advocacy groups from around Australia came together with frontline practitioners, researchers and non-government and government stakeholders at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney on August 23 to begin mapping a blueprint for improving services, support and outcomes for this often overlooked yet critical population within the child […]

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Sector’s High Achievers Honoured at ACWA Awards Ceremony

The NSW child and family welfare sector came together last night to celebrate the inspiring work that is being done to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families at the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies’ (ACWA) 2018 Achievement Awards. Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward joined ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum […]

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