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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Shared Lives One Day Familiarisation Training (Bendigo)
The one day familiarisation training in the new Shared Lives Victoria is for those regional staff who have experience in training carers.
Those who do not have experience in training carers need to book into the three day training which will be offered at a later time.
Shared Lives is a competency-based assessment package including tools and a clear framework for making assessments of foster care applicants based on evidence of their skills. It provides a systemic way to engage an applicant and share information with them, and guides the assessor to reach an informed decision about the applicant’s suitability for fostering.
It is MANDATORY for staff to attend training in Shared Lives Familiarisation training before training prospective carers. This provides perspective regarding the training experience of an applicant, and gives the context for staff that will go on to use Shared Lives to conduct assessments.
Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.