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
Monday 18 May 2015
Do you know someone who works tirelessly to keep children and young people safe from harm? Celebrate their efforts by nominating them for the 2015 Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards.
Tuesday 28 April 2015
The department invites applications from Victorian Aboriginal organisations, Aboriginal community groups and other community service providers to submit for funding for projects that prevent, reduce and respond to family violence in Victorian Aboriginal communities.
Wednesday 18 March 2015
The Victorian Government has announced a new $43 million initiative that will move children out of residential care and into home-based care placements.
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.
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