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.
ACWA is encouraging agencies to comment on the draft set of guidelines and principles for creating a child safe organisation released by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian this week.Read more
Don’t be a commitment-phobe. Take the jump and become a partner in making a difference in Aboriginal communities, writes Callaghan Cultural Consultancy CEO and CCWT presenter Paul Callaghan: The current state of Aboriginal Australia is a sobering one. The statistics for employment, income, health, incarceration and education are poor and showing little signs of improving. […]Read more
If you are regular visitor of ACWA and CCWT then you may have noticed a few changes. We have made a number of modifications that should hopefully improve your experience on our website and when accessing our web services.Please feel free to explore the new design and be sure to check back regularly as we […]Read more
Are you looking for training opportunities outside of the Sydney metropolitan area? Then check out the great workshops CCWT has scheduled in regional areas around NSW. Whether you are based in Albury, Merimbula, Maitland, Tamworth or Dubbo, we’ve got training coming your way! Upcoming workshops Dementia and Communication – Going into their Space Date: 8 […]Read more
The President of the NSW Children’s Court Judge Peter Johnstone joined members at ACWA on March 30 to deliver an insightful presentation on ‘Emerging Trends and Issues in the NSW Children’s Court’. His Honour noted during his presentation that the coverage of specialist magistrates is improving across regional areas of NSW, with 85 to […]Read more