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.
Working alongside young people to provide best practice advice and encourage ethical participation.
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OPEN is pleased to invite you to our November forum, bringing the child and family services sector together to explore and workshop ways of strengthening service design and optimising data when making the shift to evidence informed practices.
Are you designing or piloting a new evidence informed program? Are you considering how to strengthen data collection and outcomes of an existing program?
Join Sue White and Emily McDonald as they share their experiences in service design, implementation and data optimisation and discuss how they have worked to strengthen these systems to generate better outcomes.
Lunch will be offered on the day.
Emily McDonald is the Director of Client Services at the Children’s Protection Society. She is a mental health social worker and family therapist with over 20 years’ experience practicing, supervising, and managing clinical practice teams across a number of sectors. These sectors include community based, community health, child protection, family law, and child and adult mental health.
Sue White is the current CEO of the Queen Elizabeth Centre. She has spent over 20 years in leadership and clinical roles across the health and social care sectors. She holds a Masters of Public Health in Research.