Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
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.
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.
Employment opportunities with The Centre.
The Centre's annual and financial reports, Reconciliation Action Plan, and other important publications.
Find out about our events, including the Debutante Ball.
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.
Overview of our Learning and Development Services
Providing professional development and training opportunities for the child and family services sector.
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 Assessment Packages for Foster Care Agency Workers
Driving development of evidence and innovation across the service delivery system.
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.
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.
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.
Working with service providers to build evidence on what works
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.
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.