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.
Media Release: Keeping Siblings Together in Out-of-Home Care
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
Family Matters Week of Action: May 14-20
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
Top Lawyers to Workshop Solutions to Live Contracting Issues
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
ChildStory on Track for Implementation Throughout NSW in 2017
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
Upcoming CCWT Events
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