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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The importance of keeping Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care connected to family, community and country was the central focus of an AbSec and ACWA co-hosted event, ‘Safe On Country and In Culture’, which was held in Sydney on Friday 9 June. The event, which was delivered as part of the Fostering NSW Recruitment of […]Read more
July is packed with wonderful CCWT training opportunities across NSW. Whether you are based near Albury or Wagga, Moruya, Canberra, Tamworth or Coffs Harbour, CCWT has got something coming your way, so make sure to check it out! July Courses: Regional NSW Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Talk about the Elephant in the Room Date: 19 […]Read more
‘For the Kids’, a short documentary commissioned by ACWA and AbSec about Kempsey-based Aboriginal foster carers Eddie and Rose Vale, is available to watch on YouTube. It was screened as part of last Friday’s ‘Safe: On Country and In Culture’ event as a catalyst for wider dialogue around the need for more Aboriginal carers in our community.Read more
ACWA extends our deepest congratulations to the following individuals whose commitment to the needs and rights of children has earned them recognition in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Barnardos Australia Chair Gabrielle Trainor, named an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the community through consultancy […]Read more
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of additional funding in its upcoming budget into frontline child protection work, but says investment into prevention and early intervention must be the ultimate priority if NSW is to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. Under the budget measure, a total […]Read more