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.
_h_Nationally Recognised Training_hh_
CFECFW provides nationally recognized training to organizations and individuals with the community services sector.
RCLDS provides training and learning opportunities for residential care workers across Victoria.
Online courses for residential care workers in Victoria.
_h_Funded Training Options_hh_
Government funded training for child and family services workers.
Tailor our training for your organisation.
_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.
The Centre conducts research across the children and family services sector.
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
_h_Treating Families Fairly_hh_
Advocacy for vulnerable families in Victoria.
_h_Child Safe Organisation_hh_
Information on new Child Safe Standards legislation, relevant training, and helpful resources.
The Raising Expectations project aims to help young and mature care leavers access higher education.
Information on mandatory Certificate IV training for residential care workers in Victoria.
A sector-led project focused on foster care recruitment.
CFECFW is coordinating the development of an Industry Plan
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The workshop aims to provide practitioners and managers working in the child and family services sector with key skills and knowledge in initial screening of potential carers for vulnerable children and young people in out of home care. This workshop will highlight the processes and the skills involved in appropriate screening of carers and provide participants with an opportunity to evaluate their own and work place practices in this area.
Identify and understand the various background checks required by DHS registration standards
Identify factors for effective and ineffective caring
Manage risk to minimise potential child abuse
Develop a Code of Conduct for volunteer caregivers
Identify the training, support and supervision required for potential carers
Develop protective behaviour training and resources for children and young people
Morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided
If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: payment is required prior to the training date
Registration:To ensure your place, please register at least 15 days prior course commencement by completing the enrolment form below.
Cancellation policy: We will issue a full refund if we cancel the course or reschedule the course.
Withdrawal: Participants who withdraw more than 15 days before course commencement receive a full refund; less than 14 days prior to the agreed start date –no refund
Course transfer: Course and name transfers may be made if vacancies exist
Extenuating circumstances: Apply in writing, attaching any relevant documentation, such as medical certificate. Application for special consideration does not guarantee acceptance