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.
NSW Children’s Court President Shares His Insight
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
Children’s Guardian Reflects On Our Changing Sector
On March 30, NSW Children’s Guardian Kerryn Boland visited ACWA to speak with a full room of members about the sigificant changes occurring within the sector. Her presentation addressed two key points, the first being a review of the Working with Children Check (WWCC), followed by her initial perspective on the future role of the […]Read more
Western Sydney Uni OOHC Support Projects
As part of its Community Education Liaison (formerly Lodestar) Program, Western Sydney University’s Office of Widening Participation will be delivering a range of community support projects during 2017 aimed at raising educational aspirations and preparing participants for a successful transition into the world of higher education.University Taster DaysUniversity Taster Days provide students in out-of-home care […]Read more
Putting the Practice in to Being Trauma Informed
Trauma informed practice is a buzzword that has been around for a while now, so how would you go about explaining what it actually means to someone outside our profession? Trauma therapist and trainer Laura Luchi writes: I often find myself in a training room asking participants to define Trauma Informed Practice and, while mostly […]Read more
Media Release: A Forever Home For Our Most Vulnerable Children
The NSW Government has announced it will soon make it easier for foster families to adopt children in their care, under the most significant reforms to child protection and out of home care in almost a decade.Read more