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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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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. 

The Australian government must uphold its responsibility to unemployed care leavers

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  With care leavers in young adulthood three times as likely as their peers to receive income support, it’s time for the government to increase payment rates above the poverty line so that this crucial support creates opportunities instead of barriers, writes Deb Tsorbaris.

An investment in the mental health, wellbeing and education of Victoria’s children and families

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Friday, 21st May 2021 -  Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, responds to the Victorian state budget.

Recognising children as victims of crime in their own right

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 19th April 2021 -  We need to invest in specialist child focused services that address the healing and recovery of children and young people who are victims of crime, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

Collaborative philanthropy: A new model to enable systemic change

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 17th March 2021 -  Collaborative philanthropy is an exciting way for philanthropists and organisations to combine forces in order to shape society for the better, writes Deb Tsorbaris, who shares the six key features that made The Out-of-Home Care Philanthropic Funders Network a success.

Recognising the rights and unique experience of young people in care

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Ahead of Care Day on Friday, Deb Tsorbaris says it's time we take a better look at what young people in care and care leavers need to thrive. 

Strengthening parental participation to improve outcomes for children and families

Opinion

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, shines a light on the approach behind the centre’s Voice of Parents project.
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