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) provides cost effective and accessible training opportunities for people working across the community welfare sector in NSW, in particular those working with vulnerable children, young people and families. CCWT is the training arm of the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA), a Registered Training Organisation.
CCWT provides both short courses and in-house training as well as specialised programs, coaching and supervision.
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The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is using Foster Care Week 2016, which runs from September 11 to 17, to promote the rewards of foster caring in a bid to help fill a shortage in NSW of more than 600 carers. Now into its 26th year, Foster Care Week launches today with ACWA’s annual […]Read more
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says all children in care have a right to be nurtured and cared for in safe, healing environments, and that the overwhelming majority of carers responsible for these children are dedicated to doing just this. The NSW out-of-home care sector comprises 13,000 carers who care for nearly 20,000 […]Read more
Inspiring efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families have been celebrated with the announcement of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies’ (ACWA) 2016 Sector Achievement Awards. Now in their third year, the accolades were announced last night as part of the NSW peak’s 18th national conference, which has seen more […]Read more
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) will welcome more than 700 child and family welfare experts, human services workers, researchers and advocates from across the globe when the child and family welfare peak opens its 18th national conference in Sydney next week. Minister for Family and Community Services Brad Hazzard will officially open the […]Read more
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has expressed dismay over claims by the Public Service Association (PSA) of an apparent ‘crisis’ within NSW child protection services. Acting Deputy CEO Dr Wendy Foote said while the union reports of young children being forced to sleep on the floors of government offices are deeply concerning, they […]Read more