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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Welcome Boost to Frontline Child Protection Services

Welcome Boost to Frontline Child Protection Services

The Centre welcomes the Government’s announcement today of a $5.65 million funding boost to Child FIRST and Integrated Family Services.

The funds will be provided to services around the state to meet growing demand, with a focus on developing partnerships with family violence services and responding to Aboriginal children and families experiencing violence at home.

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VICTORIAN BUDGET DELIVERS FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES

 

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VICTORIAN BUDGET DELIVERS FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES

27 April 2016

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Sustained call for church abuse inquiry leads update

Sustained call for church abuse inquiry leads update

The sustained call for an independent inquiry to tackle church abuse leads this media update. Professor Dorothy Scott’s Catherine Helen Spence Oration, federal funding for evaluation, and the impact of precarious work on families also feature.

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VCAT decision on working with children leads Thursday media update

VCAT decision on working with children leads Thursday media update

Today’s media update leads with a contentious VCAT decision on working with children regarding an adult who, as a child, was placed on probation without conviction and ordered to undertake a sex offender treatment program. Sentencing, investing in the early years, and social media for at-risk youth also feature.

Please note that inclusion of articles in the media scan does not necessarily imply Centre endorsement of their content. Our aim is to spark robust but respectful discussion of issues.

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Child abuse reporting leads Tuesday media update

Child abuse reporting leads Tuesday media update

Today’s media update leads with questions arising from a coroner’s inquest about the adequacy of measures for reporting and addressing child abuse. Sexting, child drinking laws, and micro-finance also feature.

Please note that inclusion of articles in the media scan does not necessarily imply Centre endorsement of their content. Our aim is to spark robust but respectful discussion of issues.

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