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.
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Welcome to our latest What’s New at ACWA newsletter for 2021. Unfortunately, many of us currently find ourselves in ‘lock down’, dealing with the challenges of delivering services to vulnerable children, young people and families during a major COVID-19 outbreak. ACWA has been busy advocating in relation to COVID-19 issues as well as progressing a […]Read more
With the release of the second Active Kids voucher fast approaching (July 1, 2021), ACWA is eager to remind NGO caseworkers and support staff how easy it is to get the children and young people you are working with involved in sport, recreation and creative pursuits currently available through the NSW Government’s Active Kids and […]Read more
Newcastle Herald Friday April 23, 2021 BY GABRIEL FOWLER MORE than 50 “at risk” kids are being reported every day across the Hunter New England region, an increase of more than 42 per cent since 2014. Less than one third of those children are being seen by caseworkers who are grappling with the sheer volume […]Read more