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.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
Deb advocates to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the areas of child safety, education and health.
_h_Nationally Recognised Training_hh_
The Centre provides nationally recognised training to organisations and individuals in child and family services.
RCLDS provides training and learning opportunities for residential care workers across Victoria.
Online courses for residential care workers in Victoria.
Tailor our training for your organisation.
_h_Child Safe Organisation_hh_
Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
_h_Sector Development Forums_hh_
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.
_h_Treating Families Fairly_hh_
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.
This week, the Federal Government demonstrated a disturbing lack of commitment to struggling Australian families and children. We are deeply concerned by the Federal Government’s lack of vision for how it will support Australian children, young people and families experiencing disadvantage. Despite growing calls from all sides of politics, the Government has again stayed silent
The social norm that children should be seen but not heard, which prevailed for unknown decades, provided the opportunity for some adults to abuse the power. – Hon Justice McLennan All children and young people have the right to be heard, and the right to be safe. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child
Click here to see a catalogue of NDIS Resources The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and Child and Family Services (CFS) service providers interact. The NDIS is an opportunity to support families where there is a disability in new ways. The Scheme can provide valuable tools
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.
Fostering a love of learning and having high educational expectations and aspirations for all children and young people is vital. Actively supporting their learning, development and education will help to prepare and position them for a fulfilling, rewarding and positive life. This guide provides carers with information about the supports and services to assist them
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