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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Wednesday 05 November 2014
Experienced child and family services practitioners are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Practice by Monday, 17 November 2014.
Update on the implementation of the Victoria’s Vulnerable Children – Our Shared Responsibility Strategy 2013–2022Tuesday 04 November 2014
The third Implementation Bulletin, provides an update on the range of initiatives and reforms that have been put in place to achieve these goals and outcomes so far for Victoria’s vulnerable children and families.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Victoria's fourth multi-disciplinary centre was opened in Dandenong earlier this month, offering integrated support to adults and children who have experienced sexual assault or abuse.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
A new comprehensive package of initiatives to reduce the incidence of violence against women and children across Victoria has been announced.
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 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.
Committed to delivering high quality services for children and families. Supported by the department to meet quality requirements and promote continuous quality improvement.
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.
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.