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.
Tailor our training for your organisation.
_h_Child Safe Organisation_hh_
Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
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.
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
Campaigning to extend the age of care to 21.
In response to the queries and concerns raised during sector consultations, the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre) hosted a Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) sector forum on the 13 August. Over 40 people attended the forum which provided an update on the CISS, Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS)
Tickets are limited – secure yours now. Young people who experience disadvantage are all too often invisible. Their stories are twisted and played with by politicians, their images reshaped and splashed across the front page of newspapers. The stories of young people who spend time in care, are involved in youth justice, or end up
Save the date for the next OPEN Symposium, send in your abstracts, and attend our July forum! Save the date for the annual OPEN Symposium! The annual OPEN (Outcomes Practice Evidence Network) Symposium will be held on Wednesday 10 October at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. This year’s theme is Connecting the Dots: Better Outcomes
The Sanctuary Institute Australia and MacKillop Family Services are inviting community services organisations and schools across Australia to attend a two-day professional learning seminar that will support staff to create a culture of safety, wellbeing and learning in their schools or organisations. Participants will learn about The Sanctuary Model, a trauma-informed, whole of organisation change
The Victorian Protecting Children Awards recognise dedicated teams and individuals working within government and community services who make protecting children their business every day. Nominations are now open for awards that recognise the dedicated individuals and teams who work to improve the lives of Victoria’s most vulnerable children, young people and families. The Victorian Protecting
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