Swinburne Commits to Raising Expectations for Young People in State Care

More young people leaving state care can now access scholarships and study supports with Swinburne University of Technology joining the award-winning Raising Expectations project.  Swinburne joins Federation University Australia and La Trobe University in providing targeted services and resources to care leavers. Prospective and current students who have spent time in out-of-home care now have

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Beyond Your Command: Youth Activism Today – a Wheeler Centre Event

We’re very excited to be partnering with the Wheeler Centre on an event showcasing the incredible activism and work of young people in Australia. On the streets, on the airwaves and online – a new generation of young Australian activists are speaking up and demanding action on climate change, Indigenous self-determination, queer rights and more.

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Child Safeguarding training for your organisation in 2019

Child Safeguarding training for your organisation in 2019

A key strategy for organisations in preventing risk to children is to cultivate a culture of awareness, transparency and communication.” – the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry The Centre is pleased to announce a dedicated child safeguarding training calendar for 2019. Topics include: The Reportable Conduct Scheme for Phase 3 Organisations Child Safe Standards: An Introduction Embedding

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The next Victorian government must put children at the centre

The next Victorian government must put children at the centre

We have a responsibility to look after every Victorian child. Our future depends on it. The voices of disadvantaged children and young people are all too often ignored. Too many Victorian children and families are struggling. Demand for support services is growing at an unprecedented rate. That’s why the Victorian state government must act early

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Child Information Sharing Scheme Forum – A Sector update

Child Information Sharing Scheme Forum – A Sector update

  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)

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Event Announcement: Our Call

Event Announcement: Our Call

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

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