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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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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The next Victorian government must put children at the centre

The next Victorian government must put children at the centre

We have a responsibility to look after every Victorian child. Our future depends on it. The voices of disadvantaged children and young people are all too often ignored. Too many Victorian children and families are struggling. Demand for support services is growing at an unprecedented rate. That’s why the Victorian state government must act early

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Royal Commission: It is not enough to say this can never happen again

  In December 2017, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handed down its final report. In four years, more than 6000 people have come forward to tell their stories. As a country, we have taken the courageous step to shine a light on a culture where abuse was tolerated for decades,

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Real foster carers lead new campaign for Foster Care Week

Real foster carers lead new campaign for Foster Care Week

Stories from real foster carers lead a new campaign by Fostering Connections to encourage Victorians to foster a child. “These stories are a window into the real role of foster carers,” said Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. “Foster Care Week is a time to celebrate foster carers who open

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Reducing Violence against Women and their Children: relections on COAG summit and beyond

Reducing Violence against Women and their Children: relections on COAG summit and beyond

Deb Tsorbaris

The first ever COAG National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children was held on October 28 in Brisbane. The purpose of the summit was to review progress and highlight best practice in government efforts to reduce violence against women and their children. The summit brought together leaders from the Commonwealth, State, Territory and local governments, experts in domestic and family violence, and leaders in the community sector and business.

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