Reportable Conduct Scheme for Early Years Providers

Reportable Conduct Scheme for Early Years Providers

  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

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2017 OPEN Symposium Wrap Up and Presentations

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

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Child Safe Organisation Forum Wrap-Up

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

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Renewed support for carers in the workplace

Renewed support for carers in the workplace

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

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Friends in Park

Free Forum for Carers: Raising Expectations

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

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Family Services Workforce Survey

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

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