Ministerial Advisory Council

Ministerial Advisory Council

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.

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Election Latest

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:

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Services Connect Partnerships Announced

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.

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Training Required

The following letter to the editor was published in the Herald Sun on Monday 21 July 2014.

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Partnership leads to leadership excellence across community sectors

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.

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Equal pay agreement reached

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.

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