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 News: Volume 1, 2016

Read all about ACWA’s red carpet launch, our new Children’s Court training resource, and the advocacy work ACWA is undertaking to improve the educational outcomes of children in out-of-home care in ACWA News.

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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Adoption Institute Announcement

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the announcement today that the University of Sydney will work in partnership with Barnardos Australia to establish the Institute of Adoption Studies in NSW, which will be focused on delivering high quality research and practice development in the specialised area of open adoption. Acting CEO Wendy […]

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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Tightened Child Care Worker Checks

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed swift moves by the NSW Government to introduce national police checks for residential care workers in response to disturbing child abuse allegations linked to the North Coast-based residential care facility Wundarra Services. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum said the rapid response, which will further strengthen the screening […]

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