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.
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
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
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
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
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
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