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
Friday 09 December 2016
The Victorian Government has announced landmark reforms to protect women and children, with the release of a 10-year plan to end family violence.
Thursday 15 September 2016
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.
Thursday 11 August 2016
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.
Monday 18 April 2016
Women and children escaping family violence will have more access to a range of housing options with new funding of $152 million announced by the Victorian Government.
Interim department-wide fire safety training strategy
The interim department-wide fire safety training strategy ensures that staff are equipped with the required fire and emergency response skills and knowledge.More on Interim department-wide fire safety training strategy
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.
Out-of-home care service providers must undertake a Disqualified Carer Check prior to employing or engaging residential carers or approving foster carers, and ensure they are registered within 14 days.
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 direct support 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.
Find support, resources and other information relating to issues surrounding youth justice here.
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The department recognises awards and achievements in the children, youth and families sector.
A series of initiatives being implemented that will have an impact on the way organisations prevent and respond to child sexual abuse.