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

Read More.
 
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

Read More.
 
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.

Read More.
 
Working together to create a better life for Victoria’s most vulnerable children and families

Working together to create a better life for Victoria’s most vulnerable children and families

As a sector, we’ve seen a lot of change over the years as successive Governments have sought to invest in and improve the frameworks, processes and practices that underpin our child protection systems.

And we are on the cusp of another major and exciting period of change, thanks to the recent Royal Commission into Family Violence and the Government’s subsequent Roadmap for Reform which seeks to shift the focus of child protection away from one of crisis response, to one of prevention and early intervention.

Read More.
 
Young People Deserve Care Beyond 18 Years

Young People Deserve Care Beyond 18 Years

21 July 2016

Extending the age that young people leave state care should be an important plank in government and police efforts to keep young people out of the criminal justice system and support them to get a better start in life, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare CEO Deb Tsorbaris said today.

Read More.
 
2016 Sector Research Symposium

2016 Sector Research Symposium

 

Read More.