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 Barriers to Adoption Submission

ACWA has made a submission to the national inquiry into local adoption currently being conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs. ACWA’s Barriers to Adoption submission, which draws on information provided by our members and from specific ACWA projects, ultimately contends that adoption should only be supported when it […]

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NSW Response to the Royal Commission

The NSW Government has publicly announced its response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, accepting or accepting in principle the majority of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. The response includes reforms to civil litigation laws, making institutions child safe and strengthening protections for mandatory reporters. A small […]

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ACWA Out-of-Home Care Capability Framework

ACWA’s Best Practice Unit has developed the Out-of-Home Care Capability Framework (NSW) as part of their response to the current changes and growth in the sector caused by legislative reform and the transition of OOHC services to non-government organisations. The aim is to give organisations that provide out of home care a structured system by […]

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New Joint Protocol Training for Residential Care Workers

ACWA is pleased to advise that the training module designed to support staff working in out-of-home care residential services to implement the Joint Protocol for Young People in Residential Out-of-Home Care with the Criminal Justice System is now up and running. The training package is available on ACWA’s Learning Management System, and can be accessed using these […]

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