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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Conference to Shine a Light on Child Protection as NSW Peak Marks 60-Year Milestone

One of NSW’s oldest child and family welfare peaks, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), will mark 60 years of advocacy during its 19th national conference next week. Around 700 child and family welfare experts, human services workers and researchers will converge on Sydney for the three-day event, which opens at Sydney’s International Convention […]

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August Update from the ACWA Board

FACS representatives Eleri Morgan-Thomas (Executive Director, Partnerships) and Simone Czech (Executive Director, Child & Family) joined ACWA’s August Board meeting to provide an update on the Permanency Support Program (PSP) reforms and to discuss with Board members the impact of changes on non-government agencies and the children and families they work with. Recurrent issues raised […]

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Foster Care Week 2018 Picnic Day

ACWA is gearing up again for our 2018 Foster Care Week Picnic Day, to be held this year on Sunday September 16. The theme for this year’s picnic is ‘Mad Hatter’, with picnic-goers encouraged to wear their most outrageous hat. There will be a colour run, races, games, music, jumping castles, an animal petting zoo, […]

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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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