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
Wednesday 12 June 2013
The Human Services Aboriginal Strategic Framework 2013–2015 was launched on Friday 7 June 2013 at the Aboriginal Human Services Roundtable.
Friday 03 May 2013
A ten-year strategy has been released outlining the Victorian Government's long-term commitment to improve the lives of vulnerable children.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Today the Minister for Community Services, the Hon. Mary Wooldridge MP announced that the Victorian Government is investing $12 million in the 2013-14 State Budget to continue to develop and start roll-out of Services Connect, the new model for joined-up integrated services for disadvantaged Victorians.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Birth parents will be able to receive identifying information about their adult adopted children under amendments to the Adoption Act 1984, introduced in Parliament on 6 March 2013.
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.