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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Tune Report Points to a Public Health Approach

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the long awaited release this week of David Tune’s Independent Review of Out of Home Care in NSW, saying it provides compelling grounds for NSW to adopt a public health approach to child protection.  ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum has described findings contained in the Tune Report […]

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A Special Announcement from Fostering NSW

On May 20, the NSW Government announced a consortium led by Adopt Change as the successful provider for its new carer recruitment, training and support program, My Forever Family NSW. The new program will replace Fostering NSW and Connecting Carers from July 1, and will seek to continue and improve on the work begun and […]

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Our Next Generation of Sector Leaders Start Unlocking Their Potential

Our Community Leadership Program class of 2018 gathered at ACWA last week to begin the journey to unlock their leadership potential. The first step in this dynamic learning and development experience involved face to face workshops offering new insights into leadership principles and practices. Ross Nicol presented on the topic ‘Yourself as Leader’, while Sharryn […]

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