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Child and Family Services Workforce Capability Framework

Prepared by the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services

To support the child and family services sector to meet the demands of a dynamic and complex environment and the needs of families experiencing vulnerability, the Centre has worked in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop a workforce capability framework. This framework complements the capability frameworks developed by the Community Housing Industry Association Victoria (CHIA) and the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) for their respective sectors.

The Centre will provide information in 2020 about training opportunities to support sector capability building.

Child and Family Services Industry Plan 2018-2021

After extensive consultation with the child and family services sector, the Centre proudly launched its four-year Industry Plan in 2018.

The plan is intended to guide the sector’s transition from a service system focused on crisis response to one characterised by early intervention, evidence-informed practice and a more seamless response to meeting the needs of children, young people and families who are disadvantaged or experiencing vulnerability.

It outlines how as a sector we can continue to provide all children in Victoria with the best possible start in life, support our young people to remain engaged in learning and connected to family and community, and provide our families with the necessary supports and services to create safe and nurturing home environments where all family members can develop and thrive.


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