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The Centre supports evidence-based practice in services for vulnerable children and families. Research is vital to inform that practice and the development of policies and services across the sector.

For this reason, facilitating and publishing research on sector issues remains a strong focus for the Centre in association with the Centre's Expert Advisor, Professor Cathy Humphreys at the University of Melbourne.

The Centre publishes research monographs and policy submissions, as well as contributing to reviews and inquiries such as the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry.

The Centre also hosts regular Sector Development Forums and activities that provide an opportunity to raise, discuss and progress strategic and long-term issues. These forums cater to a range of groups, including Leaving Care, Kinship Services, Child FIRST, Forgotten Australians, Voices of Children and Young People and more.

The Centre - together with academics, consultants and our member organisations - regularly produces formal publications addressing areas of need within our sector.

Electronic copies of recent publications can be found below.

Position Paper - Children in Immigration Detention

Position Paper - Sharing Social Responsibility

Fact Sheets




Annual Reports

Scoping Study - Number of CALD and Refugee Children and Young People in OOHC in Victoria


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