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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 memberspartners, 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.

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The Voices of Vulnerable Children Must Be Heard This Election Day

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is appealing to state election candidates to remember the needs of NSW’s most vulnerable children and young people when they contest the polls this Saturday. 

Baird Government Response to ACWA Pre-election Submission

Video of Proceedings from a State Pre-Election Forum, Hosted by ACWA on February 20, 2015

On February 20, 2015 ACWA hosted a State Pre-Election Forum. View Part 1 and Part 2 of the video of the proceedings of that event.  

ACWA Pre-State Election Advocacy Platform

As the 2015 NSW Election approaches, ACWA is calling on the state’s political parties to support the ongoing progress of crucial child protection reforms generated by the Wood Inquiry.