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.
National Families Week: May 15-21
ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum is proud to be an Ambassador for National Families Week 2017, which runs from Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May 2017 (coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May). Families in all their many and varied forms provide the critical foundations of a caring and cohesive […]Read more
‘See, Understand and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse – A Practical Kit’
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
ACWA Legal Forum: Being Prepared for Contracting With the Department
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
Training and Development Solutions for Welfare Sector Professionals
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
The Need to Do Better Educating NSW Children in Care
“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