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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ACWA member organisations enjoyed a positive and constructive first meeting with Families, Communities and Disability Services Minister, Gareth Ward, when he visited ACWA in May. More than 50 agency representatives turned out to ACWA’s ‘Meet and Greet’ event to hear the newly appointed Minister speak about his priorities for the sector, and to discuss how the […]Read more
ACWA is proud to be supporting the Family Matters National Week of Action, which is calling attention to the urgency of building a better future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Find out more about the campaign, and how you and your organisation can get involved.Read more
CCWT is undertaking an extensive consultation process to ensure we most effectively deliver training that builds the skills of our sector’s workforce, and improves outcomes for the children, young people, families and communities we collectively serve. As part of this, CCWT is hosting a special members only consultation meeting to provide agencies an opportunity to […]Read more
ACWA is calling on our member agencies to help spread the word within your carer communities about the My Forever Family NSW program, to ensure that all foster and kinship carers, guardians and adoptive parents in NSW have access to statewide training and support services. My Forever Family (MFF) NSW provides ongoing support, advice and training for foster carers, […]Read more
ACWA will be delivering a series of workshops across NSW in the coming six months aimed at equipping out-of-home care caseworkers with the critical skills they need to effectively support and prepare the young people they work with for a life beyond care. It is universally acknowledged by child welfare professionals that ‘leaving care’ is […]Read more