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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ACWA’s NSW Election Platform

ACWA is the peak body for NGO child welfare organisations in NSW, working towards systems reform in order to bring about improved outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It is the wide held hope of ACWA and the sector as a whole that child protection will be treated as a priority issue in the 2019 […]

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Joint Community Peak Bodies Statement on Tune Review, Ombudsman Report and Fams Report: Time to Act for the Protection of Vulnerable Children

Three new reports have been released recently, which demonstrate the need for an urgent overhaul of the way NSW provides services to young people who are vulnerable and at risk. The NSW Community Sector Peak Bodies welcome the release of the Tune Review, the Ombudsman’s special report More than Shelter, and Fams’ Investing in Children […]

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Taste of Uni Life Sparks Lightbulb Moment

ACWA partnered with the Why Not You Project  and UTS to host a very successful University Experience Day on July 26. The day incorporated a 3D Design and Coding exhibition tour followed by a workshop for students in years 9-12 who are currently in care. More than 22 students attended and were given the opportunity to be […]

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CCWT Training Needs Survey Results

CCWT received more than 200 responses to our 2018 training needs survey, which we conducted recently to help us determine how we are faring in terms of the scope and quality of our training services as well as to analyse emerging training needs within the NSW community sector workforce. Notably, 95 per cent of respondents view […]

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ACWA 2018 Conference Program Now Available

ACWA has just released the detailed program for our national conference, which opens in Sydney on August 20. ACWA 2018 will focus on the continuing endeavours of our sector to provide better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. The three-day program offers a rich array of keynotes by internationally acclaimed speakers, masterclasses and concurrent […]

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