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.
Supporting Vulnerable Kids to Get Active: Here’s How Caseworkers Can Help
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
ACWA in the News: Hunter Kids at Risk: Kinmond Calls for Better Approach
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
Face to face training is making a comeback to CCWT!
Yes, it’s true. CCWT is on the verge of delivering our very first face to face training session since last year’s lockdown. And we’re excited! Lane Blume will be presenting, in-person, her popular Clear and Effective Writing workshop to a full house on April 27. We think it’s a pretty significant moment – and a […]Read more
New Research Report: The Social Sector in NSW
ACWA has worked in partnership with NCOSS, Domestic Violence NSW, Homelessness NSW, the Mental Health Coordinating Council, and The Centre for Volunteering, to release the following research report, The Social Sector in NSW: Capitalising on the Potential for Growth. This new research examines the essential role of the NSW social services sector to our state’s […]Read more
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 […]Read more