News and newsletters related to the Department of Human Services from around our state.

26 October 2016 Commission for Children and Young People Report - Aboriginal children in out-of-home care

Today the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) tabled a report that examines the circumstances of about 1000 Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria’s out-of-home-care system.

20 October 2016 Getting the disability workforce ready for the NDIS

The Victorian Government has launched 'Keeping our sector strong: Victoria’s workforce plan for the NDIS' to ensure Victoria has a world-class disability workforce to support the roll out of the NDIS.

18 October 2016 October Not for Profit News is now available

The October Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

17 October 2016 Carers Recognition Act - supporting people in care relationships

While carers support people in their day to day activities, they themselves may need support to stay healthy and well.

13 October 2016 The year in review 2015–16

The Department of Health and Human Services 2015–16 annual report was tabled in Parliament on 13 October 2016.

12 October 2016 Commission report tabled in Parliament

The Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) has undertaken a systemic Inquiry into Compliance with the Intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle in Victoria (ACPP Inquiry).

23 September 2016 Tell us where you would like new Changing Places

The Victorian Government is funding 15 new Changing Places across Victoria. Changing Places are larger than standard accessible toilets with extra features and additional space to meet the needs of people with a disability and their carers.

21 September 2016 New tool to monitor and reduce restrictive interventions

The department’s Senior Practitioner - Disability has developed a new tool to help staff working in disability support services better understand and monitor the use of restrictive interventions or practices.

15 September 2016 More support for Victorian carers

A $19.2 million funding boost announced during Child Protection Week will give foster, kinship and permanent carers access to more training, financial support and other assistance.

13 September 2016 September Not for Profit News is now available

The September Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

07 September 2016 Victoria's child protection workers honoured

Foster and kinship carers help to make our world a safer place for many children and their work and sacrifice is often gone unnoticed.

01 September 2016 Adoption equality starts now in Victoria

From 1 September 2016, same-sex and gender diverse couples can now adopt in Victoria as a result of changes to adoption laws.

11 August 2016 Victorian adoption law review: have your say

Individuals and organisations with an interest, expertise or experience in adoption are invited to have their say on the future of Victorian adoption legislation as part of an independent review.

11 August 2016 First of six new community-based homes opens in Oakleigh

The first of six new community-based homes to replace the Oakleigh Centre’s outdated congregate accommodation for people with a disability officially opened this week.