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.

ACWA Conference 2018

20th – 22nd August

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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University Experience Day for Young People in Care

Attention caseworkers and carers! The Why Not You Project is seeking young people in year 9 and 10 with a care experience who may be interested in attending a University Experience Day at the University of Technology, Sydney on July 26.  Delivered by university staff and students, this FREE University Experience Day will be tailored directly for students in […]

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Update from the ACWA Board

ACWA’s Board was delighted to host FACS representatives Gary Groves, Executive Director of Their Futures Matter (TFM), and Lisa Charet, Executive District Director of the Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains Districts, at its June Board Meeting. Gary spoke about the TFM reform agenda and the projects currently happening within the unit. His presentation proved […]

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Call for Journal Articles: Student Experiences of Learning in the Field

ACWA is calling for article submissions for a new section we are introducing in the next edition of our developing practice journal that will spotlight the reflections of those working at the coalface. Who can contribute? The new section, which is titled ‘From discourse to action: Reflections on learning in the field’, will feature articles by honours […]

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ACWA Barriers to Adoption Submission

ACWA has made a submission to the national inquiry into local adoption currently being conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs. ACWA’s Barriers to Adoption submission, which draws on information provided by our members and from specific ACWA projects, ultimately contends that adoption should only be supported when it […]

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NSW Response to the Royal Commission

The NSW Government has publicly announced its response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, accepting or accepting in principle the majority of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. The response includes reforms to civil litigation laws, making institutions child safe and strengthening protections for mandatory reporters. A small […]

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