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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Swinburne Commits to Raising Expectations for Young People in State Care

More young people leaving state care can now access scholarships and study supports with Swinburne University of Technology joining the award-winning Raising Expectations project.  Swinburne joins Federation University Australia and La Trobe University in providing targeted services and resources to care leavers. Prospective and current students who have spent time in out-of-home care now have

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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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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.

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2016 Sector Research Symposium

2016 Sector Research Symposium

 

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Welcome funding boost to better support Aboriginal kids in care

Welcome funding boost to better support Aboriginal kids in care

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare welcomes the Andrews Government’s commitment to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care.

CEO Deb Tsorbaris said that connection to family, community and culture was crucial to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people.

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