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
Tuesday 15 September 2015
The Minister for Families and Children has marked Foster Care Week 2015 with the announcement of $1.7 million to improve engagement and support for Victorian foster carers.
Friday 11 September 2015
The Hon Jenny Mikakos MP, Minister for Families & Children officially launched Child Protection Week at the Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards on Tuesday 8 September 2015 at Zinc, Federation Square.
Tuesday 25 August 2015
The Victorian Parliament has passed legislative changes today to repeal aspects of the Adoption Act 1984 that penalise natural parents who attempt to contact their adult adopted children.
Friday 07 August 2015
Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children will set the directions for a long-term reform of the child and family services system.
Monday 27 July 2015
A new criminal offence came into effect on 1 July 2015 that will strengthen Victoria’s approach to further protect children from sexual abuse and exposure to sexual offenders within organisations.
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.
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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