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.

Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Child Protection Reforms That Put the Focus on ‘Forever’ Families

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed child protection reforms announced by the NSW Government today aimed at giving the state’s most vulnerable children safe, permanent homes. Under the new measures, $90 million will be channeled into two new internationally recognised intervention programs that will focus on keeping families together and be delivered […]

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Prevention of Domestic Violence of Women with Intellectual Disability

Statistics show that women with disability are at a higher risk of domestic violence then their peers. People with Disability Australia Training Officer Mel Harrison writes about the upcoming one-day CCWT workshop Prevention of Domestic Violence of Women with Intellectual Disability aimed at equipping services to effectively support women with intellectual disability who have experienced […]

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Media Release: Same Sex Couples Encouraged to Become Foster Carers

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is calling on members of the LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) community to consider fostering and potentially adopting children in need of safe homes and loving families. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum says there is a widely-held yet mistaken belief that LGBTQI people are ineligible to foster […]

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