Children, youth and families

Information and resources for service providers involved in providing youth justice and youth services as well as child safety and family services.

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Victoria's Vulnerable Children - Our Shared Responsibility

Work is underway across government and the community services sector to improve the lives of Victoria’s vulnerable children. This page outlines the programs and initiatives we are undertaking following the release of the Report of the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry in February 2012.

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Family and parenting support

Family and early parenting services provide support to parents from pregnancy to when their child is four years old.

Placement and support

Information for service providers dealing with the placement and support of children and youth.

Child protection

Information and support for Community Service Organisations that deal with child protection.

Family violence

Information and resources for service providers that handle family violence and sexual assault matters.

Sexual assault

Sexual assault direct support services for children, young people and adults who have experienced recent or past sexual assault.

Youth services

Support and information for service providers responsible for providing services to assist young people between the ages of 10 and 18.

Youth justice

Find support, resources and other information relating to issues surrounding youth justice here.

Community service organisations

Committed to delivering high quality services for children and families. Supported by the department to meet quality requirements and promote continuous quality improvement.

Recognition awards

The department recognises awards and achievements in the children, youth and families sector.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response

A series of initiatives being implemented that will have an impact on the way organisations prevent and respond to child sexual abuse.

Out-of-Home Care Reform

The department is working in close collaboration with the out-of-home care sector to progress the reform initiatives outlined in the March 2014 Out-of-home care: a five year plan.

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