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: There Will Always be a Place for Residential Care in Child Protection
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says residential care services hold a critical place within the child protection system to help children and young people who come into care with multiple problems recover from abuse and neglect and move on to lead fulfilling, productive lives. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum has described last night’s Four […]Read more
Media Release: ACWA Opposes Proposed Automatic Child Removal Laws
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) opposes legislative amendments proposed by Labor to automatically remove future children from a parent found guilty of killing or seriously harming their own children. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum says while the Labor Bill is well intentioned, the incredibly complex issues associated with child protection requires a sophisticated, systematic […]Read more
ACWA Response to Draft Human Services Agreement
ACWA has responded to the NSW Government’s consultation process in regard to the development of a Human Services Agreement for human services contracts between non-government organisations and NSW Government. ACWA has provided a series of comments and responses to key questions posed in the draft Human Services Agreement.Read more
Media Release: Foster Care Week 2016 – Be Part of an Amazing Journey, Foster a Child’s Future
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
Media Release: Child Welfare – It’s a Long Term Commitment
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