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.
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Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
Training for community service organisations in understanding and navigating methamphetamine use.
Tailor our training for your organisation.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
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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.
The first ever COAG National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children was held on October 28 in Brisbane. The purpose of the summit was to review progress and highlight best practice in government efforts to reduce violence against women and their children. The summit brought together leaders from the Commonwealth, State, Territory and local governments, experts in domestic and family violence, and leaders in the community sector and business.
The Centre welcomes the Government’s announcement today of a $5.65 million funding boost to Child FIRST and Integrated Family Services.
The funds will be provided to services around the state to meet growing demand, with a focus on developing partnerships with family violence services and responding to Aboriginal children and families experiencing violence at home.
VICTORIAN BUDGET DELIVERS FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES
27 April 2016
The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare welcomes the Government’s Roadmap for Reform: strong families, safe children which offers a new way forward in terms of protecting children at risk and supporting families under pressure.
“Today, Minister Mikakos signalled her Government’s strong focus on keeping families strong and children safe and happy through early intervention and prevention strategies, as well as boosting support for Aboriginal children and families,” CEO Deb Tsorbaris said.
The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare welcomes today’s funding announcement and congratulates the Andrews Government on moving quickly to implement the first tranche of Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendations.
“The commitment announced by the Government today is a great start. There is now an enormous amount of work ahead of us if we are to better protect vulnerable children and allow them to thrive,” CEO Deb Tsorbaris said today.
30 March 2016
FAMILY VIOLENCE REPORT WELCOME BUT NEED TO GET IMPLEMENTATION RIGHT