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_
CFECFW provides nationally recognized training to organizations and individuals with the community services sector.
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.
The Centre conducts research across the children and family services sector.
_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.
Information on mandatory Certificate IV training for residential care workers in Victoria.
A sector-led project focused on foster care recruitment.
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
Building a compelling evidence-base in Victoria’s child and family services Participant feedback from the 2108 OPEN Symposium was overwhelmingly positive. In particular, the opening keynote address by Deborah Rubien, Senior Advisor for Evidence-Based Implementation at New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), was warmly received, leaving attendees feeling informed and inspired. A highlight of
The annual OPEN Symposium is just two weeks away and there’s only a handful of tickets left! This year, the Symposium will be held at the Arts Centre in Melbourne on Wednesday 10 October. Come along to learn, network and partake in vibrant discussions about the latest in innovative and promising practice. This
Family Safety Victoria and the Department of Education and Training are jointly working towards the roll out of an integrated training package focused on the family violence and child information sharing schemes with an introduction to MARAM. Approximately 4000 priority staff from across the workforces prescribed in Phase One (27 September 2018) will be invited
If you hold a leadership and management role in the child, youth and families sector, or are working towards one, the Centre is offering this unique Diploma of Leadership and Management to develop and hone your skills. The course will equip you to take initiative, show judgement in planning and organising, and arm you with