Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
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.
Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre, advocates to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the areas of child safety, education and health.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
To support the child and family services sector to meet the demands of a dynamic and complex environment and the needs of families experiencing vulnerability, the Centre has worked in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop a workforce capability framework.
Overview of our Learning and Development Services
Providing professional development and training opportunities for the child and family services sector.
Offering free training and professional development to residential care workers in Victoria
The Centre provides online training and courses for the child and family services sector.
Training and Assessment Packages for Foster Care Agency Workers
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
Child Information Sharing (CIS) Scheme, The Family Violence Information Sharing (FVIS) Scheme And The MARAM Framework
Learning System Grant applications are open to service providers until 13 June 2019.
The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.
Free forums convened by The Centre for professional workers, aiming to provide a space for discussion and progression within the sector.
Advocacy for vulnerable families in Victoria.
The Raising Expectations project aims to help young and mature care leavers access higher education.
A sector-led project focused on foster care recruitment.
Working alongside young people to provide best practice advice and encourage ethical participation.
Resources And Supports To Help You Navigate The NDIS
Information for employers and employees in residential care on workplace safety.
Working with service providers to build evidence on what works
The Department of Human Services has invited the Centre to gather sector feedback on the protocol for out-of-home care providers contacting the After Hours Child Protection Emergency Service (AHCPES).
Development of the interim protocol began in 2007, and the current consultation will help to consolidate the protocol based on sector experience since then.
The consultation will be open from Monday 1 August until close of business on Friday 26 August.
Today social media brings many benefits as well as challenges, with technologies such as Facebook looming large in often sensational media coverage. With vulnerable children, young people and families, a key challenge is supporting the safe use of these technologies rather than preventing access and further entrenching disadvantage across the digital divide.
The first of the Centre’s forums on the key themes of its submission to the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry was held today with a focus on local governance and outcomes frameworks.
The forum considered a draft issues paper on this theme that will be submitted to the Inquiry in early August and published online here.