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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FACS has recently developed a comprehensive and practical kit that will be beneficial to every member organisation. The kit includes the most up to date research, practical advice and conversation ideas to help NGOs respond to child sexual abuse. It also includes a range of resources that can be taken out and used with children and families.FACS and […]Read more
With tendering now in full swing in NSW for new outcomes based out-of-home care contracts, foster care and residential care agencies are being presented a unique opportunity to scrutinise legal contracting issues with some of the best lawyers in the business.In a legal forum to be hosted by ACWA on Wednesday May 17, from 2.30pm […]Read more
The Centre for Community Welfare Training provides cost effective and accessible training opportunities for people working across the community welfare sector in NSW. Along with our calendar training we also offer In-House training and other specialised programs, coaching and supervision. We’ve got something for everyone, so make sure you visit our website to find the […]Read more
“Education is particularly important for children in care, as it is integral to their overall development and wellbeing, and provides an important gateway to future employment and life opportunities.”  The powerful positive influence that high quality education can have on the life trajectory of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) is well known, […]Read more
SBS reports on the negative stereotypes often faced by young people in care and our Fostering NSW campaign for more foster carers. Featuring Creating Links foster carer Glai Dixon.Read more