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) 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 is the training arm of the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA), a Registered Training Organisation.

CCWT provides both short courses and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.

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Latest News

COVID-19 Sector Information Hub

Amid the rapidly 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  For Permanency Support Program Service Providers For Intensive Therapeutic Care Service Providers For Targeted Early Intervention Services […]

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ACWA COVID-19 Update: April 6

It has been another extraordinarily busy week for everyone in the sector as we all collectively grapple with how we can best support the children, young people and families we serve, along with keeping our staff safe and supported. ACWA’s dedicated COVID-19 Response Team continues to work closely with the Department of Communities and Justice […]

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ACWA COVID-19 Update: March 31

ACWA’s thoughts are with our sector colleagues, and with the children, young people, families and individuals you work with, as we continue to deal with the fallout of COVID-19. We acknowledge and appreciate your ongoing commitment to maintaining essential services to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our community in the face of […]

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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 […]

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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.

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