It’s on us: We must prevent the criminalisation of children in care

It’s on us: We must prevent the criminalisation of children in care

The Sentencing Advisory Council Crossover Kids report provides clear evidence of our ongoing failure to properly respond to the needs of vulnerable children for stability, healing and compassion. The over-representation of highly vulnerable children with histories of neglect, trauma and abuse in the youth justice system is symptomatic of a lack of coordinated, holistic, well

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Our National Child Support Disgrace

Our National Child Support Disgrace

Australia consistently ranks as one of the world’s wealthiest nations in the world yet, despite this, thousands of our children are living in poverty or disadvantaged circumstances due in part to a poorly designed and ineffective child support system. Currently, Australian parents owe more than $1.6 billion in child support payments. This is a national

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Federal Election 2019: Creating A System That Cares

A national vision for ending social disadvantage in Australia . The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is calling on the next Federal government to commit to a national vision for Australia’s children and families who are experiencing vulnerability and hardship. Click here to download our full 2019 Federal election statement. The vision

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2017 Debutante Ball

The Centre for Excellence is excited to announce the 2017 Debutante Ball for young people who are currently, or have been in out of home care.

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July – December 2017 Training Guide

The Centre’s Training Guide for the second half of the year is here! Take a look at the full guide online, and get in touch if you would like a hard copy version or two for your organisation. We have new courses on offer, even more customised training options, and lots of different dates and

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Family Services Workforce Survey

The Department of Health and Human Services has commissioned the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare to undertake a survey of the Family Services workforce to inform strategic planning and resourcing of the child and family services sector. The survey will complement a broader workforce census to be conducted in 2017 which is

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