Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
_h_Our vision, values and purpose_hh_
Leadership and advocacy in child, youth and family services.
Our Board members are highly respected leaders and experts in the child and family services sector.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
Deb advocates to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the areas of child safety, education and health.
_h_Nationally Recognised Training_hh_
CFECFW provides nationally recognized training to organizations and individuals with the community services sector.
RCLDS provides training and learning opportunities for residential care workers across Victoria.
Online courses for residential care workers in Victoria.
_h_Funded Training Options_hh_
Government funded training for child and family services workers.
Tailor our training for your organisation.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
_h_Sector Development Forums_hh_
Free forums convened by The Centre for professional workers, aiming to provide a space for discussion and progression within the sector.
The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.
The Centre conducts research across the children and family services sector.
_h_Treating Families Fairly_hh_
Advocacy for vulnerable families in Victoria.
_h_Child Safe Organisation_hh_
Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
The Raising Expectations project aims to help young and mature care leavers access higher education.
Information on mandatory Certificate IV training for residential care workers in Victoria.
A sector-led project focused on foster care recruitment.
CFECFW is coordinating the development of an Industry Plan
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
The Centre for Excellence is excited to announce the 2017 Debutante Ball for young people who are currently, or have been in out of home care.
The Centre’s Training Guide for the second half of the year is here! Take a look at the full guide online, and get in touch if you would like a hard copy version or two for your organisation. We have new courses on offer, even more customised training options, and lots of different dates and
The Department of Health and Human Services has commissioned the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare to undertake a survey of the Family Services workforce to inform strategic planning and resourcing of the child and family services sector. The survey will complement a broader workforce census to be conducted in 2017 which is
6 December 2016 Victoria’s peak Aboriginal health, child and family services bodies have joined together in a call to further empower Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisations (ACCOs) by prioritising the needs of Aboriginal children in state care. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos has led reforms in the sector through significant ACCO funding support. Victorian
Last Friday, 2nd December, the Centre hosted the launch of Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care: International Research, Policy and Practice the new book from Philip Mendes. This book challenges and revises existing ways of thinking about leaving care policy, practice and research at regional, national and international levels. Bringing together contributors from fifteen countries, it covers