Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
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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.
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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.
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Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
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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.
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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.
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,
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.
VICTORIAN BUDGET DELIVERS FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES
27 April 2016
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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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.
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.