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Deb Tsorbaris is the CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, the peak body for child and family services in Victoria.

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Government intervention can help vulnerable children

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  Earlier and structured intervention by government to help protect vulnerable young people would be a welcome preventative measure, writes CFECFW’s Deb Tsorbaris.

Youth and child homelessness matters, why aren’t we doing more about it?

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Affordable housing for young Australians falling through the cracks is possible with greater federal investment, argues Deb Tsorbaris.

Protecting our children in chaotic times? We need more than a national framework.

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 23rd March 2022 -  Deb Tsorbaris argues that a new child protection framework has admiral intentions, but falls short in addressing Australia’s post-pandemic economic reality.

How to support young people on their digital journeys

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 -  Deb Tsorbaris reflects on the ways we can empower children, young people and families to use the internet as a force for good.

The issue of violence against children should never be ignored

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 26th January 2022 -  Violence against children exists on a scale that is not acceptable, and we as a community could be doing much more to prevent it, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

COVID-19 is the impetus we needed to level up child welfare

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 15th December 2021 -  It is our role – as adults, parents, carers, and community members – to support children and young people to thrive, through the good and the bad, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. 

Participation in the systems that govern you is a human right, children and young people included

Opinion

Sarah Davies, Monday, 22nd November 2021 -  The knowledge and expertise of our children and young people must be sought as we emerge from the pandemic, write Sarah Davies AM and Deb Tsorbaris. 

Considerations and complications of our online world

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 17th November 2021 -  There are hidden risks to the online world that are particularly real for certain groups, writes Deb Tsorbaris, but she says the sector can empower children and young people by educating on media literacy, digital citizenship, help-seeking, and safe navigation of online spaces.

Child poverty is a policy choice

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 18th October 2021 -  Ending child poverty requires greater financial assistance for parents and carers, and a renewed political appetite for change, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

Foster Care Week reminds us we always need more foster carers

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 20th September 2021 -  On an average day, there are up to 1,700 children and young people in foster care across Victoria. Foster Care Week in September is an opportunity to recognise why foster carers are so important to our community and why we need more, writes Deb Tsorbaris.

COVID-19 through the eyes of children and young people

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 23rd August 2021 -  Many of our kids are in crisis. It’s up to us as parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, carers and professionals, to keep the health and wellbeing of children and young people in our community in sharp focus, writes Deb Tsorbaris.

Homelessness shouldn’t be inevitable for women and children escaping family violence

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 26th July 2021 -  With National Homelessness Week just around the corner, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare CEO Deb Tsorbaris calls on the Australian government to invest in social housing so women and children can escape violence and avoid homelessness. 
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