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For over 100 years, the Centre has advocated for the rights and wellbeing of children, young people and families in Victoria.

We advocate for the rights of children and young people to be heard, to be safe, access education and to remain connected to family, community and culture.

Sector Capability Framework

The Centre has worked in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop a workforce capability framework supports the child and family services sector.

Online Learning

Our online learning courses and workshops provide essential learning requirements for child and family services workers 

Sector Support Training

Training is designed to be sector driven for the purpose of professional development and best practice

Nationally Recognised Training

The Centre provides nationally recognised training to organisations and individuals in child and family services.

RCLDS Professional Development

The Residential Care Learning and Development (RCLDS) aim is to improve outcomes for young people in living in residential care. 

Child Safe Organisations

Training and information to make your workplace child safe in Victoria

Customised Workshops

The Centre offers customised and tailored courses and workshops to organisations across the child and family services sector. 

Treating Families Fairly

An alliance of child and family service organisations, peak bodies and academics advocating for policies that uphold the rights of children and families.

Research and Submissions

The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.

Information Sharing Reforms

Child Information Sharing Scheme, Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the MARAM Framework.

OPEN: Outcomes Practice Evidence Network

Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.

Learning System Grants

Learning System Grants are available to the child and family services sector to undertake projects that generate and apply evidence, including data, analytics, evaluation and research.

Network Forums

Free forums convened by the Centre aiming to provide a platform for professional workers to share their voice promoting progression within the sector.

Getting more Care Leavers to Uni and TAFE

Raising Expectations supports young people in out-of-home care and care leavers to aspire to, access and succeed in vocational and higher education.

Fostering Connections

Fostering Connections is a joint initiative of foster care agencies across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Tri-Peaks Project

The Tri-Peaks Project is a collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) and The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) to support and promote good governance and integrated practices across our three different sectors.

Youth Participation And Advocacy

Working alongside young people to provide best practice advice and encourage ethical participation.

Preventing Occupation Violence and Aggression

Information for employers and employees in residential care on workplace safety.

Adolescents who use violence in the home

Working with service providers to build evidence on what works.

Latest News

Pictured: Deb Tsorbaris CFECFW, Ms Rachel Green – Executive Director at the Centre for Workforce Excellence, Danny O’Kelly, Deputy Secretary, Community Operations and Practice Leadership (COPL), DFFH, Lisa Brophy, Discipline Lead, Social Work at La Trobe, Associate Professor Matt Oates - Associate Professor and Head, Clinical Education at Switch to Social Work opening day.
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First day of class for Switch to Social Work

The first day of class for Switch to Social Work program was marked with a hybrid celebration for participants across La Trobe’s Bundoora, Bendigo and Mildura campuses with welcomes from

Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan delivers an apology to care leavers in Parliament.
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Parliamentary apology to care leavers

The Allan Labor Government made a formal apology in the Victorian Parliament today to Victorians who experienced historical abuse and neglect as children in institutional care. While many of the

January 26, 2024 Statement from CFECFW
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January 26 Statement – #NotADateToCelebrate

The Centre acknowledges that 26 January is #NotADatetoCelebrate for many First Nations peoples who see this day as one of mourning, survival, and resistance.     We stand alongside our First

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