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.
New Campaign Reminds Community How it Can Help Keep Children Safe
NSW non-profit agencies Fams, Adopt Change and BackTrack Youth Works have launched a public awareness campaign, It takes a village, to highlight the important role the broader community has to play to help keep children safe, during the current pandemic period and beyond. ACWA is pleased to support this joint campaign, which aims to educate […]Read more
ACWA Sector Development Update: June 22
Welcome to our latest sector update, which highlights several systems reform initiatives that ACWA has been working on with other stakeholders: Establishing a NSW Child and Family Research Advisory Council Late last year, ACWA, the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), NCOSS and academics came together to explore the potential benefits of establishing a Research […]Read more
Research Stocktake Report Makes Case For Establishing NSW Child and Family Research Advisory Council
Late last year, ACWA, the Department of Communities and Justice, NCOSS and academics came together to explore the potential benefits of establishing a Research Council (with the current working title of the NSW Child and Family Research Advisory Council) to provide a platform for the Government, NGO sector and academic institutions to regularly come together […]Read more
Queen’s Birthday Honours for ACWA CEO
Congratulations to our CEO, Steve Kinmond, who has been awarded the Order of the Medal of Australia (OAM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his service to the community through complaint investigation and resolution roles.Read more
New Resource Helps Children and Young People in Care Capture Their Story of COVID-19
ACWA is excited to share a new resource with you which is aimed at helping children and young people in care capture their experience of the pandemic – an extraordinary period in their life story. Life story work is an essential practice across the sector; it is an ongoing process, not a one off event, […]Read more