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.


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Using Evidence in Practice: The Role of Intermediaries

Although those working in the child welfare sector are increasingly wanting to develop evidence-informed practice, the systematic uptake of research findings can often prove difficult. Fortunately, many of the traditional obstacles encountered are being successfully negotiated with input from the growing field of implementation science and the involvement of intermediary organisations. So what is implementation […]

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Expression of interest to attend the National Kinship Care Forum

The EOI is now closed Thank you to everyone who registered an EOI. Date: 23 August 2018. Target audience for the day: State and federal policy makers, kinship care practitioners, and kinship care advocacy groups. Kinship care is defined as family-based care within the child’s extended family or with close friends of the family known […]

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ACWA Board Announces Retirement of CEO

The Board of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has today announced the retirement of long serving CEO Andrew McCallum, effective as of December 7, 2018. Mr McCallum’s decision to retire will bring to a close a career in the child and family welfare sector that has spanned 40 years, 37 of these as […]

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ACWA Early Intervention and Adoption Forum

ACWA is pleased to be hosting Professor Brid Featherstone from the University of Huddersfield, UK, to speak about early intervention and adoption practice in England. She will bring an ethical lens to these two areas of practice. This event will be held at our Haymarket office on July 31, from 1pm-3pm. Professor Featherstone has an impressive […]

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