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.
Latest News and Events
Thursday 06 March 2014
The Department of Human Services is currently appealing to the Victorian community to consider opening their homes to vulnerable children with disability.
Friday 10 January 2014
The Non-Mains Energy Concession applies to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), firewood or oil used for domestic heating, cooking, or hot water.
Monday 23 December 2013
The Link newsletter provides up-to-date information about the Victorian Government’s concession program, along with other programs and initiatives relevant to concession card holders.
Thursday 19 December 2013
The final report of the ‘Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non- Government Organisations’ was tabled in the Victoria Parliament on 13 November 2013.
Monday 16 December 2013
The December 2013 edition of the Victoria's Vulnerable Children - Our Shared Responsibility Implementation Bulletin is now available.
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.More on Victoria's Vulnerable Children - Our shared responsibility
Family and early parenting services provide support to parents from pregnancy to when their child is four years old.
Information for service providers dealing with the placement and support of children and youth.
Information and support for Community Service Organisations that deal with child protection.
Information and resources for service providers that handle family violence and sexual assault matters.
Sexual assault support services provide direct services for children, young people and adults who have experienced recent or past sexual assault.
Support and information for service providers responsible for providing services to assist young people between the ages of 10 and 18 years.
Find support, resources and other information relating to issues surrounding youth justice here.
All Community service organisations are committed to delivering high quality services for children and families. The department supports Community service organisations to meet quality requirements and promote continuous quality improvement.
The Department of Human Services recognizes awards and achievements in the children, youth and families sector.