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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The announcement by FACS this week that it is suspending its Intensive Therapeutic Care tendering process until further notice is a win for collaboration and common sense, writes ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum: In what can only be described as an ‘interesting time’, the sector has been ‘knee-deep’ in the tendering/recommissioning of out-of-home care services and […]Read more
A short documentary film, For the Kids, made by Fostering NSW and AbSec about some wonderful Aboriginal foster carers in Kempsey and their involvement in the Kids in Care Cup will be showing at the Dendy Newtown on May 26 as part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Touring Program.Read more
The Daily Liberal reports on the need in Western NSW for more foster carers such as Challenge Children’s Services carers Emma and Nathan.Read more
ACWA is currently taking registrations for the Family Finding Boot Camp to be facilitated by Kevin Campbell. The workshop is being offered at a greatly reduced cost for ACWA members only. About the Workshop The Family Finding model, developed by Kevin Campbell, offers methods and strategies to locate and engage relatives of children currently living […]Read more
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is using National Families Week to highlight the desperate need in NSW for foster families and potential adoptive parents willing to open their homes to sibling groups. More than a third of Australian children and young people in out-of-home care are separated from their siblings when they enter […]Read more