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.

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Latest News

What’s New at ACWA: March update

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2021. It would be safe to say that ACWA has hit the ground running in terms of the scope of work we will be focusing on this year. ACWA’s priorities for 2021 reflect our commitment to working with our member agencies, government and non-government stakeholders to improve efficiency within […]

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ACWA’s Community Leadership Program is back for 2021

We’re excited to confirm that we are now taking enrolments for ACWA’s Community Leadership Program for 2021. Designed to unlock leadership potential within middle managers and team leaders, the Community Leadership Program is a transformative journey comprising workshops on adaptive leadership, team leader profiling, coaching and neuroscience, as well as webinars, a workplace project and individual […]

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ACWA Pre-Budget Submission 2021-2022

ACWA is pleased to present our Pre-Budget Submission 2021-2022, which captures a range of critical sector issues that ACWA is focusing our attention on this year, and reflects our genuine desire for greater efficiency within the service system. Download your copy here:

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NSW Budget: ACWA Welcomes Early Intervention Dollars

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s continued investment in initiatives aimed at supporting the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and families, as announced in the NSW State Budget. ACWA CEO, Steve Kinmond, said ACWA is particularly pleased to see the government maintain its ongoing commitment to funding critical family support and preservation programs that seek to strengthen the capacity of parents to safely care […]

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