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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Since 2000, prospective foster carers have been attending ‘Shared Stories, Shared Lives’ training, which was developed by ACWA and FACS. However all that is set to change, with the package undergoing a major revamp to ensure it continues to meet the existing and emerging skills needs of the changing out-of-home care sector. Over the past six months […]Read more
PocketChange Media spoke with ACWA Deputy CEO Wendy Foote recently on the changing face of residential care in NSW.Read more
ACWA has welcomed the release today of the See, Understand and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse – a Practical Kit, a world-first resource that provides child protection workers advice and resources for responding to victims of child sexual abuse.Read more
In the blink of an eye we are almost halfway through 2017. Which means if you haven’t started working on your professional development goals for this year then you had better get onto it quickly! CCWT has some amazing workshops coming your way in July. One of our new courses, Walking with Clients through Pregnancy […]Read more
AbSec, ACWA and Fostering NSW are hosting the special event, ‘Safe: On Country and In Culture‘, on June 9 to continue the conversation about the over-representation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care, and explore ideas for raising awareness about the need for Aboriginal kinship and foster carers to care for Aboriginal kids at times when […]Read more