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 the name of ACWA’s learning and development arm. CCWT been operating as a Registered Training Organisation for more than 20 years, delivering quality, cost effective training that is tailored to meet the needs of the NSW community services workforce, particularly 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.

Latest News

CCWT New Short Courses 2022

Looking for professional development? Search the Key Learning Areas to find our latest CCWT short course dates. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our Essential Courses page or use our Plan Your Learning tool. CCWT is here to help you with your professional learning and development needs. If you have any questions, please don’t […]

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COVID-19 Sector Information Hub

Amid the evolving COVID-19 situation, ACWA has compiled the following links to information, advice and resources that are specific to our sector. We will be regularly updating this page as new information comes to hand. Department of Communities and Justice Information The COVID-19 Guidelines for Residential Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) Settings and Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) […]

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Morri Young

Vale Morri Young

We are very sad to announce the recent passing of Morri Young OAM, CEO of ACWA from 1986 to 1997 and one of our strongest supporters thereafter. Morri began his a career as a social worker in the child protection system, with the then Department of Community Services (DOCS). He became known for his passionate […]

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ACWA 2021 AGM: Board Election and Constitution Changes

ACWA has welcomed a fresh face to our Board, with the election of Narang Bir-rong’s CEO, Heidi Bradshaw. The Board election results were declared at ACWA’s 2021 Annual General Meeting, held on November 4. The other two Board positions up for election were filled by returning directors, Dr Lisa Griffiths (OzChild) and Dr Robyn Miller […]

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