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.

Latest News

Joint Announcement: New Telepractice Collaborative Venture to Support Children and Families Across Australia

ACWA is very pleased to be working with other agencies on this important collaborative initiative that will bring enormous benefits to the community. – Steve Kinmond, ACWA CEO Now more than ever, children and families need support. Through COVID-19 there has been an increase in families experiencing a range of significant hardships, greatly reduced face-to-face […]

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Communicating With Confidence: New Online Learning Sessions

CCWT, in conjunction with Pure Magic International Business Solutions, is pleased to present this exciting new series of 90-minute online learning sessions that will boost your key communication skills. Presented by International Leadership and Team Development Specialist and Executive Coach, Caryn Walsh, these sessions will provide you with tips and strategies for communicating with confidence in any workplace […]

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Leading With Impact: Online Learning Sessions for Leaders Navigating the ‘New Normal’

CCWT, in conjunction with Pure Magic International Business Solutions, is pleased to present this exciting new series of 90-minute online learning sessions that will empower leaders to steer their teams through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Presented by International Leadership and Team Development Specialist and Executive Coach, Caryn Walsh, leaders will emerge from these sessions with a range […]

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What’s New at ACWA: August Update

Find out about the latest work that ACWA has been undertaking in our August newsletter: New resource gives guidance for workplace change ACWA is pleased to announce the release of a new sector resource offering organisations valuable guidance for implementing effective consultation processes around workplace change. ACWA has developed this tool in collaboration with our […]

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Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Plans for Integrated Birth Certificates Recognising Adoption

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed proposed reforms that would enable adopted children and young people to have birth certificates which provide details of both their biological and adopted families. Under proposed amendments, introduced to NSW Parliament this week, newly adopted people will be issued with an integrated birth certificate along with […]

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