Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
Leadership and advocacy in child, youth and family services.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Our Board members are highly respected leaders and experts in the child and family services sector.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre, advocates to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the areas of child safety, education and health.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
Overview of our Learning and Development Services
The Centre provides nationally recognised training to organisations and individuals in child and family services.
Offering free training and professional development to residential care workers in Victoria
The Centre provides online training and courses for the child and family services sector.
Training and information to make your workplace child safe in Victoria
Training and Assessment Packages for Foster Care Agency Workers
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
The Centre's submissions to the state government, Royal Commissions, and government bodies.
Free forums convened by The Centre for professional workers, aiming to provide a space for discussion and progression within the sector.
Child Information Sharing (CIS) Scheme, The Family Violence Information Sharing (FVIS) Scheme And The MARAM Framework
Learning System Grant applications are open to service providers until 13 June 2019.
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.
Resources And Supports To Help You Navigate The NDIS
Information for employers and employees in residential care on workplace safety.
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The Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare in conjunction with Berry Street invite you to attend an Early Intervention Forum which will be held at the RACV City Club on the 6 November 2019.
We are delighted to have Tom McBride from the Early Intervention Foundation in the UK as our keynote speaker. The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF)) was established in 2013 to champion and support the use of effective early intervention to improve the lives of children and young people at risk of experiencing poor outcomes. EIF focuses on promoting and enabling an evidence-based approach to early intervention related to the developmental issues that can arise throughout a child’s life, from birth to the age of 18, including their physical, cognitive, behavioural and social and emotional development and wellbeing.
EIF’s work is relevant to a wide range of policy and service areas, including health, education, families and policing.
Tom McBride is the Director of Evidence at EIF and leads their evidence generation work across the organisation.
Tom has 15 years of experience of public sector research and analysis roles. He joined EIF from the Department for Education, where he led the Strategic Analysis function providing analytical support across all areas of policy. Much of his work focused on the performance of disadvantaged children, and the role of education in improving social mobility.
Prior to that, Tom worked for eight years at the National Audit Office, where he developed and led the Decision Analysis and Modelling group as well as designing and delivering multi-method evaluations across a range of government activity
We are excited to offer you the opportunity to hear Tom speak.