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.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
_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.
_h_Child Safe Organisation_hh_
Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
_h_2017 Training Guide_hh_
Take a look at our training guide for 2017.
Tailor our training for your organisation.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
_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.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
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.
On Friday 27th February, Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, chaired the first meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Children in Out-of-Home Care.
Its first task is to recommend strategies on how to recruit more foster carers and retain those already supporting children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
The Centre has been extremely active over the period of the election campaign, ensuring that Victoria's vulnerable children, young people and families are not forgotten. The key messages from the Centre as contained in our Election Statement are:
On Thursday 9th October, the Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge announced the locations and lead agencies for the 8 Services Connect Partnerships, together with $9m of funding for the next 2 years to support more than 5,000 adults, children and young people.
The following letter to the editor was published in the Herald Sun on Monday 21 July 2014.
Twelve graduates recently celebrated the completion of the Diploma of Management. Offered through a partnership between Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV), The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, and Fundamental Training and Development, the course ran from July 2013 to July 2014.
The finalisation of a funding partnership between state and federal governments on community sector wage increases has been welcomed by Victoria’s child and family services peak body.