2018 OPEN Symposium Early Bird Tickets

Discounted early bird tickets are now available to OPEN members for this year’s annual OPEN Symposium on Wednesday 10 October at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. Over the coming weeks OPEN will be announcing the researchers, practitioners and people with lived experience who will be sharing their invaluable knowledge and insights on the day, including

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Creating a culture of safety, wellbeing and learning: a two-day professional seminar

Creating a culture of safety, wellbeing and learning: a two-day professional seminar

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

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2018 Protecting Children Awards: nominations open

2018 Protecting Children Awards: nominations open

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

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Real foster carers lead new campaign for Foster Care Week

Real foster carers lead new campaign for Foster Care Week

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

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2017 Debutante Ball

The Centre for Excellence is excited to announce the 2017 Debutante Ball for young people who are currently, or have been in out of home care.

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July – December 2017 Training Guide

The Centre’s Training Guide for the second half of the year is here! Take a look at the full guide online, and get in touch if you would like a hard copy version or two for your organisation. We have new courses on offer, even more customised training options, and lots of different dates and

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