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 27 September 2013
On Monday 2 September, the department hosted the Robin Clark Memorial Awards 2013 to recognise outstanding work within the child, youth and family sector and the broader community.
Friday 27 September 2013
The Child and Family Services Outcomes Survey report outlines the findings of a large-scale survey about outcomes for children receiving services from child protection, placement and family services.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
On Monday, 2 September, the Minister for Community Services, the Hon. Mary Wooldridge MP launched Child Protection Week at the Robin Clark Memorial Awards 2013 at Federation Square.
Monday 19 August 2013
Consultations are underway across Australia to help shape the new Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children ensuring that everyone can contribute to this important initiative.
Friday 26 July 2013
A new national foundation to prevent violence against women and children was launched earlier today by the Victorian and Commonwealth governments.
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.