2019 OPEN Symposium – Call for Abstracts

2019 OPEN Symposium – Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts! The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is delighted to invite you to the 2019 OPEN Symposium. The theme of the 2019 Symposium is The Voices that Matter As we strive to build the evidence base and strengthen practice across child, youth and family services it is vital that the voices

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Victoria’s child and family services peak welcomes a budget that gives children the best start in life

Victoria’s child and family services peak welcomes a budget that gives children the best start in life

Education response from the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare 27 May 2019 Victoria’s peak body for child and family services has welcomed a number of budget initiatives that prioritise our education system, to give children and young people the best possible start in life. The centrepiece is a record $1 billion in

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State budget surplus means we can afford to support children, young people and families in need

State budget surplus means we can afford to support children, young people and families in need

State budget response from the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare 27 May 2019 “Today we’ve seen another budget surplus – this shows that we can afford a decent society. We can afford more support for families who are struggling to stay together,” said Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child

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Learning System Grants 2019-20 now open

Learning System Grants 2019-20 now open

2019-20 Learning System Grants We are excited to announce the 2019-20 learning system grants are now open. For details please read on… Who can apply? Learning system grants are open to service providers who are registered as a community service organisation under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005, or eligible for registration under the

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Why the next Federal Government must care about our foster carers

Why the next Federal Government must care about our foster carers

The Centre and the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) are calling on the next Federal Government to enhance support for foster carers across Australia. An extraordinary community service Foster carers throughout Australia open their hearts and homes to children and young people who can no longer live with their biological families. These children and

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We are all responsible for the safety of children: and it’s time to act

We are all responsible for the safety of children: and it’s time to act

The social norm that children should be seen but not heard, which prevailed for unknown decades, provided the opportunity for some adults to abuse the power. – Hon Justice McLennan All children and young people have the right to be heard, and the right to be safe. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child

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