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.
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The Centre invites you to participate in the first of our forums on the National Redress Scheme on 12 June from 3.30-5pm. Rita Kritikos, A/g Director, Engagement at the DSSS Redress Policy and Legislation Branch, will be in Melbourne on 12 June and will meet with participants to take questions from forum members regarding participating institutions’ roles and responsibilities under the scheme, rules, processes and any other operational matters. Colleagues from the Redress team at DHHS are also invited to share their experiences with other NGOs in attendance, as a fellow participating institution in the scheme.
Institutions that are already in the scheme, in the process of opting in or still in a consideration stage are all welcome to join. We suggest that this forum will be most appropriate for staff who are or will be managing an organisation’s Redress applications.
We hope that these quarterly forums will facilitate an open and sharing environment for discussion and provide valuable information to organisations at all stages of interactions with the scheme.
An agenda for the forum will go out closer to the date, and any particular agenda item suggestions that you may have are welcome. We will aim to have a loosely structured agenda to allow time for both DHHS and any Community Service Organisations to share their current experiences with the scheme, and for the DSS Redress Team to answer questions.
In the meantime, if you have any Redress related queries, please do not hesitate to contact Georgette Antonas at email@example.com or 03 9094 3510 .