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.
What’s New at ACWA: August Update
Find out about the latest work that ACWA has been undertaking in our August newsletter: New resource gives guidance for workplace change ACWA is pleased to announce the release of a new sector resource offering organisations valuable guidance for implementing effective consultation processes around workplace change. ACWA has developed this tool in collaboration with our […]Read more
Media Release: ACWA Welcomes Plans for Integrated Birth Certificates Recognising Adoption
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has welcomed proposed reforms that would enable adopted children and young people to have birth certificates which provide details of both their biological and adopted families. Under proposed amendments, introduced to NSW Parliament this week, newly adopted people will be issued with an integrated birth certificate along with […]Read more
New Resource: Best Practice Workplace Consultation for the NSW Child and Family Sector
ACWA and member agency representatives, the Children In Care Collective, and the Australian Services Union (ASU) have worked together – with the assistance of the Fair Work Commission – to develop a resource on best practice workplace consultation for use by the child and family services sector in NSW. Click here to access this resource. During periods […]Read more
Sector Advocacy Campaign Updates: ACWA’s Responses
Calling for an immediate NSW Government funding increase ACWA continues to lend our voice to advocacy efforts, led by NCOSS, for increased funding for the community services sector of at least 2%. While the NSW Government has agreed to provide DCJ-funded community organisations, in general circumstances, the 1.75% wage indexation recently determined by the Fair […]Read more
ACWA in the News: Schools as Service Hubs for Collaborative Placed-Based Service Delivery
This article published in The Mandarin highlights the collaborative efforts of the community services and education sectors to improve responses to vulnerable children and families.Read more