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.

ACWA Responds to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – OOHC Consultation Paper

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its Consultation Paper for out-of-home care (OOHC) on 8 March 2016. ACWA spent just over a month consulting its member agencies, other key stakeholders, researchers and ACWA staff before collating its response to the wide-ranging 176 page Consultation Paper. The Best Practice Forum held […]

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Media Release: National Families Week 2016 – Children Need Safe Strong Families to Thrive

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says foster families are our community’s most valuable asset when support services are not enough to keep vulnerable families together. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum, who is an Ambassador for this week’s National Families Week (May 15-21), says family is the single most influential force in a child’s life […]

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Media Release: Federal Budget 2016 – Child Protection Dollars Are Modest But Welcome

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s $5.1 million investment into two important initiatives aimed at keeping children safe and helping vulnerable young people avoid falling into welfare dependency. The Government has announced it will channel $1.2 million into an early intervention program to strengthen the parenting skills of at-risk […]

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