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.
“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
A new addition to CCWT’s training calendar this year is a two-day workshop that offers a practice-based view of restoration. Presenter Ross Smith explains further: Deciding on the restoration of children can be one of the hardest judgments that managers and workers need to make. The new Successful Restorations workshop focuses on how we, as professionals, make […]Read more
As a key partner in this project, ACWA is delighted to share the news that the NSW Therapeutic Care Framework has been launched. The framework outlines a set of principles to guide the out-of-home care sector in NSW to provide the best possible care for children and young people in care.Read more
This year CCWT is introducing a number of new exciting workshops for professionals in the community sector. Some of the titles that cannot be missed are coming up on the calendar shortly. These include: Successful Restorations, Understanding the Transgender Person in a Welfare Setting, National Disability Insurance Scheme for Non-Disability Workers, Working in Partnership with […]Read more