Who We Are
The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre) provides representation, professional development, research, policy and program advice, publications and resources to community service organisations in the child, youth and family services sector in Victoria. The Centre works with the community service organisations, the State Government and the broader community to ensure children, young people and families have access to the service and supports they need as and when they are needed.
The Centre represents over 120 member community service organisations spread across the State, enhancing their capacity to deliver services through engagement and voice in State policy and service development.
The services for children, young people and families that our members provide are varied. They include residential care, family support, counseling, parenting support, day programs, alternative education, financial counseling, foster care, respite care, support for families with children with a disability, unemployment services, drug and alcohol counseling, sexual abuse counseling, women's refuges, domestic violence services, supported accommodation, youth support services, school support and assistance for families in crisis.
The Centre is an Incorporated Associations, governed by a Board of Directors with 9 member elected directors and up to 2 independent expert directors.
The Centre is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and has a small staff team which supports members through a range of services. The Centre provides an extensive program of training (accredited and non-accredited), quality improvement initiatives, information, advice, publications, policy & practice forums, network groups, public relations, liaison with other peak bodies and research & project work related to policy and service delivery.