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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Next week provides an important focus on families through National Families Week. The importance of families to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and the challenges they face need our specific and committed attention. When the ground-breaking ‘Bringing Them Home’ report into the Stolen Generations was released in 1997, Australia was shocked to […]Read more
In an innovative format, ACWA’s upcoming Legal Contracting Forum next Wednesday, May 17 at 2.30pm, will see the best lawyers in the sector put their minds to live legal issues for member agencies. A number of case studies will be put to Luke Geary (Salvos Legal) and Vera Visevic (Mills Oakley) reflecting the current state […]Read more
The ChildStory IT system will be introduced to the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) districts and statewide services, including the Child Protection Helpline, over a five-week period in October-November. E-reporting for mandatory reporters will also become functional through the Reporter Community at this time. ChildStory’s Partner Community will be introduced to non-government child protection service providers, police, and the […]Read more
June at CCWT is packed with amazing workshops that offer expertise, knowledge and skills on topics relating to a range of areas in the community sector. We’ve got workshops targeted for professionals in child protection, family and early intervention, youth workers, out-of-home care workers, counsellors and therapists, admin workers, managers and more. In a nutshell, […]Read more
ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum is proud to be an Ambassador for National Families Week 2017, which runs from Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May 2017 (coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May). Families in all their many and varied forms provide the critical foundations of a caring and cohesive […]Read more