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The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

Victoria's Peak Body for Child and Family Services

Our Story

For over 100 years, the Centre has advanced the rights and wellbeing of children, young people and families in Victoria.

We advocate for the rights of children and young people to be heard, to be safe, to access education and to remain connected to family, community and culture.

We represent over 100 Victorian organisations working across the continuum of child and family services, from prevention and early intervention to the provision of out of home care. Our members are at the forefront of supporting children, young people and families.

Our Values

Analysis & Reflection

Ethical Decision-Making

We handle information with care and confidence, and we evaluate and make choices based on ethical principles


We share knowledge, time, information and skills, and seek the input and involvement of our members and other organisations in the sector


We are willing to do things differently and try new approaches, and we encourage creative thought

Our Vision

To be a leader in public discourse on upholding the best interests of all Victorian children

Our Vision

To be the leading voice for evidence-based practice in the child and family services field

Sector Capability

To be an ideas and research incubator

To be the first point of call for our members seeking representation and advocacy

To be a contemporary and relevant training provider for the child and family services industry

Our Purpose

Sector Capability

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