Network Forums

The Centre’s Network Forums provide members with the chance to raise, discuss and progress strategic and long-term issues for a sustainable child and family services sector. The networks cover a range of topics and are targeted at different workers within and across the sector, concentrating on specific fields of work.

Quality Learning Circle 

 

The Quality Learning Circle provides an opportunity for community service organisation staff involved in quality, compliance and business administration and representatives from DHHS to:

  • Come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector
  • Engage in conversation with DHHS around quality and compliance
  • Listen to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion
  • Network with colleagues
  • Provide updates and share information arising from the DHHS Quality Reference Group
  • Engage in strategic discussion around the role of compliance in the sector
  • Identify opportunities for information and resource sharing around quality and compliance
 
To become a member, contact Sue Wilson on Sue.Wilson@cfecfw.asn.au
 

Rainbow Tick Network

 

The group provides an opportunity for community service organisation staff involved in preparing for meeting the expectations of accreditation for Rainbow Tick organisations.

  • Come together and share ideas and resources
  • Engage in conversation around compliance and addressing culture change
  • Network with colleagues for peer support
  • Provide updates and continue to work toward embedding inclusivity policies and culture into mainstream service 

To become a member, contact Sue Wilson on Sue.Wilson@cfecfw.asn.au 

 

Foster Care Network

If you are currently working in an organisation that delivers foster care programs, a service that supports the delivery of foster care, such as therapeutic services, or an academic involved in foster care related research and interested in coming together with your peers and representatives from DHHS and the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV), this network will give you the opportunity to:

  • Come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector
  • Share experiences, good practice and innovation in foster care
  • Engage with DHHS and discuss service provision
  • Hear information and updates on the Fostering Connections project
  • Listen to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion
  • Network with colleagues
  • Hear the voice of carers through representation from the peak body

To become a member, contact Danielle Walt on Danielle.Walt@cfecfw.asn.au

Leaving Care & Post Care Network

 

If you work with young people who are preparing to leave care or have left care, these forums offer you the opportunity to:

  • Come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector
  • Share experiences, good practice and innovation to better support young people leaving care
  • Listen to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion
  • Network with colleagues

To become a member contact Jo Humphries on Joanna.Humphries@cfecfw.asn.au

 

The Centre’s Child FIRST/IFS network is open to all organisations delivering related programs in Victoria and provides an opportunity to:

  • Come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector
  • Share experiences, good practice and innovation in family services work
  • Engage with DHHS
  • Listen to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion
  • Network with colleagues
  • Become involved in initiatives to advocate around family services

To become a member, contact Catherine Cooney on Catherine.Cooney@cfecfw.asn.au

If you are currently working in an organisation that delivers kinship care programs, a service that supports the delivery of kinship care, such as therapeutic services, or an academic involved in kinship care related research and interested in coming together with your peers and representatives from DHHS and Kinship Care Victoria (KCV), this network will give you the opportunity to:

  • Come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector
  • Share experiences, good practice and innovation in kinship care
  • Engage with DHHS and discuss service provision
  • Listen to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion
  • Network with colleagues
  • Become involved in initiatives to advocate around kinship care
  • Hear the voice of carers through representation from the peak body

To become a member, contact Rachel Anderson at Rachel.Anderson@cfecfw.asn.au

If you work with children, young people and families where the focus is on preventing entry to out of home care or post care, these forums offer you the opportunity :

  • Come together and hear about what is happening in a constantly changing sector
  • Share experiences, good practice and innovation to better support families
  • Listen to presentations on a range of topics and contribute to discussion
  • Discuss strategies for reform, change and advocacy
  • Network with colleagues

Programs currently represented in the network include:

  • Stronger Families
  • Families First
  • Finding Solutions
  • Finding Solutions Plus
  • Changing Futures
  • Cradle to Kinder
  • PASDS

To become a member, contact Georgette Antonas on Georgette.Antonas@cfecfw.asn.au

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