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.
A national vision for ending social disadvantage in Australia . The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is calling on the next Federal government to commit to a national vision for Australia’s children and families who are experiencing vulnerability and hardship. Click here to download our full 2019 Federal election statement. The vision
By Alisa and Elektra (Interns at the Centre) Brilliant, shining beams of sun gleamed directly onto us in the glorious early hours of the morning. It was Friday 5 April when we attended the third annual Victorian Government Youth Summit as part of our internship with the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.
High school students who live in out-of-home care are invited to spend a day on campus at La Trobe University (Bendigo campus) to start their journey to higher education. Students and their carers will hear from keynote speaker: Brittany Witnish, Youth Advisor at the Commission of Children and Young People and Young Leader at the
More young people leaving state care can now access scholarships and study supports with Swinburne University of Technology joining the award-winning Raising Expectations project. Swinburne joins Federation University Australia and La Trobe University in providing targeted services and resources to care leavers. Prospective and current students who have spent time in out-of-home care now have
We have a responsibility to look after every Victorian child. Our future depends on it. The voices of disadvantaged children and young people are all too often ignored. Too many Victorian children and families are struggling. Demand for support services is growing at an unprecedented rate. That’s why the Victorian state government must act early
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