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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NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge visited ACWA ahead of the NSW election to speak with members about his party’s policy priorities for the next parliamentary term, especially those focused on generating better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. These include: Securing an additional investment of $300 million a year into early intervention services. […]Read more
CCWT is currently offering training in the areas of leaving care and Children’s Court legal issues for half price. Commencing in Dubbo in May, CCWT’s Transition From Care: Planning to Leave Care workshop will be delivered in nine locations across the state, giving out-of-home care caseworkers in regional and metropolitan areas valuable insight into how they […]Read more
Early bird discounts for ACWA’s flagship Community Leadership Program finish Friday, March 15. Designed to unlock leadership potential within middle managers and team leaders, the Community Leadership Program is a transformative journey comprising workshops on adaptive leadership, team leader profiling, coaching and neuroscience, as well as webinars, a workplace project and individual coaching sessions with […]Read more
In the lead up to the March state election, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is appealing to all political parties in NSW for a commitment to addressing the educational disadvantage faced by vulnerable children and young people, including those living in out-of-home care. ACWA CEO Steve Kinmond says those young students who are […]Read more
The NSW Police Force Commissioner’s RISEUP Strategy is an early intervention initiative aimed at preventing and disrupting youth-related crime and diverting young people from the criminal justice system. RISEUP is a collaborative approach between the NSW Police Force (NSWPF), Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) and industry leaders. There are eight programs that underpin RISEUP. The programs […]Read more