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.
Our first edition of ACWA News for 2017 has just landed off the press. Find out what the year has held in store so far, including photos from our CCWT team’s 30th anniversary celebrations.Read more
CCWT prides itself on delivering workshops that provide solutions and best practice strategies for those working in the community sector. We conduct research and consult annually with the sector in order to determine its training needs and priorities, and work hard to ensure that our workshops are of the highest quality possible. Our training professionals […]Read more
CCWT presenter Grace Leotta writes about business models and why they matter: Times have changed. Services are working in an increasingly competitive environment. People who use services expect to have a greater choice in the support they receive and how and by whom that support is provided. In some sectors like disability and aged care, […]Read more
ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum weighs in on a controversial paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia suggesting that disadvantaged families should have less children to help curb the rising numbers of children being removed into out-of-home care.Read more
The NSW Family Matters Collective has released its campaign priorities for empowering Aboriginal communities across our state to design and deliver the services they need to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal children, families and communities. ACWA is asking our members and other relevant agencies to join the campaign.Read more