Federal Election 2019: Creating A System That Cares

A national vision for ending social disadvantage in Australia . The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is calling on the next Federal government to commit to a national vision for Australia’s children and families who are experiencing vulnerability and hardship. Click here to download our full 2019 Federal election statement. The vision

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La Trobe University and Raising Expectations invite young people in care to spend a day on campus

High school students who live in out-of-home care are invited to spend a day on campus at La Trobe University (Bendigo campus) to start their journey to higher education.  Students and their carers will hear from keynote speaker: Brittany Witnish, Youth Advisor at the Commission of Children and Young People and Young Leader at the

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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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Resi ROCKS 2018

Resi ROCKS 2018

Residential care workers are invited to the MCG to attend this year’s Resi ROCKS on Friday 15 June with the theme: “Making a Difference: Innovative Ways to Improve Outcomes for Young People” This is the yearly opportunity to bring together resi workers across the state to acknowledge and celebrate our knowledge and skills! We’re very excited to

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Renewed support for carers in the workplace

Renewed support for carers in the workplace

Earlier this week PricewatehouseCoopers (PwC) announced an updated paid parental leave policy with flexibility for men, women and foster or kinship carers.  Regardless of their particular circumstances, staff will receive 90 days leave either in a full block, or over flexible days. This is a significant step for foster and kinship families who may be

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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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