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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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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Friends in Park

Free Forum for Carers: Raising Expectations

On July 28, the Centre’s Raising Expectations team will be holding a free forum for carers in Victoria, in conjunction with a number of other organisations. This free event is open to all carers of children and young people in Victoria, including kinship, foster and permanent care parents. It will be held in Melbourne, at

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New resources for foster carers launched

New resources for foster carers launched

Jenny Mikakos MP, Minister for Families and Children launched a number of new resources for foster carers at the Foster Care Association of Victoria's (FCAV) foster carer celebration.

The new resources include a foster carer handbook, feedback and complaints booklet called Fostering Support, podcast series and a charter that helps foster carers understand their rights and responsibilities, and helps those who work with foster carers to understand their responsibilities.

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National Child Protection Week: Protecting children is everybody’s business

National Child Protection Week: Protecting children is everybody’s business

 

This week is National Child Protection Week, an important opportunity to reflect on the things we can do to protect and uphold the safety and wellbeing of children in our community.

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