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.
If you hold a leadership and management role in the child, youth and families sector, or are working towards one, the Centre is offering this unique Diploma of Leadership and Management to develop and hone your skills. The course will equip you to take initiative, show judgement in planning and organising, and arm you with
Deborah Rubien We are thrilled to announce our international keynote speaker, Deborah Rubien, Senior Advisor for Evidence-Based Implementation at New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the government agency responsible for child welfare, juvenile justice and subsidized child care in New York City. Deborah Rubien coordinates a leadership team that works to sustain and integrate the implementation of eleven evidence-based and evidence-informed
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)
Our Call will be held on Wednesday August 8 at Footscray Community Arts Centre from 9am – 4.30pm. Secure your tickets now. View the program here. We are very excited to announce two groups of young speakers who have a passion for social change and will be speaking at #OurCall next week. Lawrence, Brittany, Aedan
Do you know someone who has experienced foster, kinship, residential or permanent care? Raising Expectations has designed a handy flyer featuring in-school and post-school departmental programs that are available to support them to achieve their higher education dreams. Check it out.
This year the ACWA 2018 will be held from August 20 – August 22 2018 at Sydney’s International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. As a renowned child and family welfare professional event in Australia, this will be an opportunity for practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and academics to provide input and debate on the latest in sector, renew