Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
_h_Our vision, values and purpose_hh_
Leadership and advocacy in child, youth and family services.
Our Board members are highly respected leaders and experts in the child and family services sector.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
Deb advocates to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the areas of child safety, education and health.
_h_Nationally Recognised Training_hh_
The Centre provides nationally recognised training to organisations and individuals in child and family services.
RCLDS provides training and learning opportunities for residential care workers across Victoria.
Online courses for residential care workers in Victoria.
Tailor our training for your organisation.
_h_Child Safe Organisation_hh_
Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
_h_Sector Development Forums_hh_
Free forums convened by The Centre for professional workers, aiming to provide a space for discussion and progression within the sector.
The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.
_h_Treating Families Fairly_hh_
Advocacy for vulnerable families in Victoria.
The Raising Expectations project aims to help young and mature care leavers access higher education.
A sector-led project focused on foster care recruitment.
Working alongside young people to provide best practice advice and encourage ethical participation.
We’re very excited to be partnering with the Wheeler Centre on an event showcasing the incredible activism and work of young people in Australia. On the streets, on the airwaves and online – a new generation of young Australian activists are speaking up and demanding action on climate change, Indigenous self-determination, queer rights and more.
Fostering a love of learning and having high educational expectations and aspirations for all children and young people is vital. Actively supporting their learning, development and education will help to prepare and position them for a fulfilling, rewarding and positive life. This guide provides carers with information about the supports and services to assist them
A key strategy for organisations in preventing risk to children is to cultivate a culture of awareness, transparency and communication.” – the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry The Centre is pleased to announce a dedicated child safeguarding training calendar for 2019. Topics include: The Reportable Conduct Scheme for Phase 3 Organisations Child Safe Standards: An Introduction Embedding
The Centre is delighted to introduce Beginning Practice for Residential Care Workers to our 2019 accredited training offerings. From 1 January 2019, all residential care workers providing direct care in a residential care home that is funded or delivered by the Department of Health and Human Services (the
Last Wednesday, the Centre hosted the OPEN Forum: Connecting the dots of evidence-informed practice – strengthening service design and optimising data. This was a welcome opportunity to hear from Emily McDonald, Director of Client Services at Kids First, about their recent experience restructuring service delivery to strengthen outcomes for their children and families. Emily reflected
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Australasian Child-Welfare Conference run by the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare’s precursor, the Children’s Welfare Association of Victoria. To celebrate, the Centre invites you to attend this special occasion to celebrate 100 years of child welfare advocacy in Victoria. It will acknowledge creative leadership that improved the lives of children