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_
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.
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.
The Centre conducts research across the children and family services sector.
_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.
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
Campaigning to extend the age of care to 21.
« All Events
You are invited to join the upcoming OPEN Forum this July.
OPEN brings together practice experience with research and evaluation expertise to strengthen our evidence base and improve outcomes for Victorian children and families. OPEN forums are a chance to learn, share and shape the network.
This forum will showcase the experiences of practitioners who participated in a research project to find out what support they need when working with fathers who use violence.
Professor Cathy Humphreys and Lucy Healy (University of Melbourne) will facilitate a panel of Victorian child and family service practitioners to share the findings and experiences from Invisible Practices: Intervention with fathers who use violence, an action research project that included training and supervision for Communities of Practice by the US Safe and Together Institute (David Mandel).
Invisible Practices: Intervention with fathers who use violence was funded by ANROWS and partner organisations. The project was led by Professor Cathy Humphreys with a team of researchers and partner organisations in Victoria, NSW, Qld and WA. Invisible Practices explored the work of practitioners and their organisations that engage and investigate fathers who use violence. Child protection practitioners and family services workers provided input into the development of practice guidelines in this challenging area of work.
When: Friday 20 July at 10:00am -12.30pm (half an hour for lunch and connecting with colleagues)
Where: Melbourne Multicultural Hub, Blue room, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Look forward to seeing you there!