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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PSA Self Interest Clouds the Truth on Tune

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says it is disappointed the Public Service Association (PSA) has chosen to use the release of David Tune’s Independent Review of Out of Home Care in NSW this week as an opportunity to denigrate the exemplary work of non-government (NGO) out-of-home care services in NSW. ACWA CEO Andrew […]

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Out Of Home Care and the Criminal Justice System

Care-criminalisation: the involvement of children in out of home care in the NSW criminal justice system This article discusses the involvement in the New South Wales criminal justice system of a cohort of children in out-of-home care. The paper reports the findings of a four-year research project that investigated the relationship between the child welfare and […]

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Tune Report Points to a Public Health Approach

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the long awaited release this week of David Tune’s Independent Review of Out of Home Care in NSW, saying it provides compelling grounds for NSW to adopt a public health approach to child protection.  ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum has described findings contained in the Tune Report […]

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A Special Announcement from Fostering NSW

On May 20, the NSW Government announced a consortium led by Adopt Change as the successful provider for its new carer recruitment, training and support program, My Forever Family NSW. The new program will replace Fostering NSW and Connecting Carers from July 1, and will seek to continue and improve on the work begun and […]

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