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.
In 2017, the Victorian government passed legislation introducing a Reportable Conduct Scheme. The Children Legislation Amendment (Reportable Conduct) Act 2017 requires organisations that exercise care, supervision and authority over children, to report allegations of reportable conduct by an employee to the Commission for Children and Young People (‘the Commission’). This will allow for independent
The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the University of Melbourne, wish to thank you for attending the 2017 Sector Research Symposium, held for the first time under the auspices of the Outcomes Practice Evidence Network (OPEN). The theme of this
The Child Safe Organisations Forum was hosted by the Centre on Tuesday, October 31. The event was a resounding success, with a fantastic turnout! The audience heard from a diverse range of presenters, including Commissioner for Children and Young People Liana Buchanan and Justice Coate, Commissioner with the Royal Commission into Intuitional Responses to Child Sexual
Earlier this week PricewatehouseCoopers (PwC) announced an updated paid parental leave policy with flexibility for men, women and foster or kinship carers. Regardless of their particular circumstances, staff will receive 90 days leave either in a full block, or over flexible days. This is a significant step for foster and kinship families who may be
On July 28, the Centre’s Raising Expectations team will be holding a free forum for carers in Victoria, in conjunction with a number of other organisations. This free event is open to all carers of children and young people in Victoria, including kinship, foster and permanent care parents. It will be held in Melbourne, at
The Department of Health and Human Services has commissioned the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare to undertake a survey of the Family Services workforce to inform strategic planning and resourcing of the child and family services sector. The survey will complement a broader workforce census to be conducted in 2017 which is