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.
CCWT Training Update: Face to Face Courses Cancelled
In light of the COVID-19 situation, ACWA wishes to advise that we have cancelled all CCWT face to face workshops until further notice. This decision is consistent with advice from both the federal and NSW governments. Please know that our thoughts are with all of you, your organisations and the clients you work with, during […]Read more
Every Child Update: Letter to the PM
The Every Child alliance has written to the Prime Minister, requesting him to implement a $2 billion Thriving Children stimulus package that will benefit children and families. Read a copy of the letter here, together with a copy of the related media release.Read more
Media Release: Call For Immediate Action to Reform Child Protection For Aboriginal Children
ACWA is part of a collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations calling for the NSW government to make a significant commitment in this year’s budget to urgently address the child protection system’s disproportionate impact on Aboriginal children and families. Currently in NSW, 40% of children in out of home, or foster care, are Aboriginal. This […]Read more
ACWA is Moving
ACWA is relocating from our Haymarket headquarters to temporary new premises based at Redfern. As of Monday, February 3, we will be operating from: Level 1, 191 Cleveland Street Redfern NSW 2016 Our new postal address is: PO Box 2107 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 Our phone number remains the same at: 02 9281 8822 For CCWT […]Read more
New Year Training Offer: Three Courses for the Price of Two
To celebrate the beginning of a brand new year of training, CCWT is offering a special three courses for the price of two deal. Here’s how it works: Organisations that enrol any two of their staff members into CCWT courses from February until the end of May will be entitled to claim a further one-day […]Read more