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WHO we are

We lead so others can succeed.

As the leader and peak body in child and family services in Tasmania and Victoria, The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre) proudly represents over 150 organisations, spanning community service organisations from proactive prevention and early intervention to the critical provision of out-of-home care.

For over 100 years, we have advocated for the rights and wellbeing of children, young people, and families, ensuring their right to be heard, to be safe, to access education, and to remain connected to family, community, and culture.

Our vision is for all children, young people and families across Victoria and Tasmania to be safe, happy and connected, with access to support when they need it.

  • Analysis and reflection: We test knowledge and ideas based on evidence, research and best practice

  • Ethical decision-making: We handle information with care and confidence, and we evaluate and make choices based on ethical principles

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

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

  • Policy and ideas 

Develop, influence and advocate for public policies that advance the rights and wellbeing of children, young people and families and address the social, economic and cultural barriers to improving their lives.

  • Research and practice

Lead and share research to support innovation and evidence-informed practice.

  • Capacity building

Strengthen the capacity of organisations to provide services that best suit the needs of vulnerable families and children.


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