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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Royal Commission: It is not enough to say this can never happen again

  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,

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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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Response to Four Corners ‘Broken Homes’ episode

Response to Four Corners ‘Broken Homes’ episode

15 November 2016

Last night’s Four Corners episode showed a distressing picture of how children are being treated in a number of residential care facilities.

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Supporting organisations to become child safe must be a priority

Supporting organisations to become child safe must be a priority

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS TO BECOME CHILD SAFE MUST BE A PRIORITY

14 September 2016

The Centre welcomes the Government’s commitment to ensuring organisations across Victoria are better able to protect children through new child safe standards.

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Welcome Boost to Frontline Child Protection Services

Welcome Boost to Frontline Child Protection Services

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.

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