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.
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This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of training This is an online, interactive training course for residential care staff on a range of issues to do with keeping children and young people safe online. It includes modules on cyber-bullying, grooming and sexual exploitation, sexting, pornography, protecting digital footprints, and policies & procedures to do with online activities. This course also features a range of printed materials designed to guide learners in discussing these issues with
This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of training This is an online, interactive training module for residential care staff. It teaches participants about the essential role played by good records in providing quality, child-focused residential care. It provides an overview of the legislative requirements relating to record-keeping; issues of confidentiality & privacy; and how good documentation is part of the worker’s duty of care. Following completion of the online component, the course also has
This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of training This is an online, interactive training module for residential care staff. It teaches participants about the importance and essential components of infection control procedures in providing quality, child-focused residential care. It provides an overview of infection control issues related to the kitchen and food preparation; dealing with spills and hazards; laundry procedures; and ensuring privacy and confidentiality issues are addressed correctly. Following completion of the online
This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria. Aim of training This is an online, interactive training course for residential care staff designed to introduce them to the symptoms and effects of drug and alcohol abuse. It examines how drugs work in the brain, the symptoms of drug use, withdrawal and overdose, and why young people use drugs. Following completion of the online component, the course also has a Team Talks package to guide the learner and