Federal Election 2019: Creating A System That Cares

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

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Reflecting on the future of work at the Victorian Government Youth Summit

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.

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La Trobe University and Raising Expectations invite young people in care to spend a day on campus

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

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Swinburne Commits to Raising Expectations for Young People in State Care

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

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The next Victorian government must put children at the centre

The next Victorian government must put children at the centre

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

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Young Speakers Announcement: Our Call

Young Speakers Announcement: Our Call

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

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