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Foster Care Week reminds us we always need more foster carers

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

Out-of-home care system failing young people

Sue Shilbury, Tuesday, 24th August 2021 -  With the release of the Office of the Children’s Guardian report on the leaving care monitoring program 2020-21, Sue Shilbury shares her opinions on foster care and the improvements

Closing the Gap is failing our most vulnerable

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  The Productivity Commission has just launched a new dashboard for measuring progress against the Closing the Gap targets. It reveals we are failing our children and young people,

The Australian government must uphold its responsibility to unemployed care leavers

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

This Reconciliation Week we need action to go with the bold commitments

John Leha, Thursday, 27th May 2021 -  The theme for Reconciliation Week this year is “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.” There could not be a more appropriate theme for this moment in time, writes John Leha,

Collaborative philanthropy: A new model to enable systemic change

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

Recognising the rights and unique experience of young people in care

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.  For children and young people who can’t

Wrong way, go back on youth justice in Queensland

Paul McDonald, Monday, 15th February 2021 -  Better and longer care is a more effective way of dealing with youth crime than GPS trackers, denying bail and more punishment, writes Paul McDonald, head of the national Home Stretch

Learning how to effectively engage young care leavers

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  Engaging with young people on issues and in ways that are most meaningful to them will only benefit our organisations, writes Deb Tsorbaris, who shares learnings from the Young Leaders

How your organisation can empower children who have experienced being in OOHC

Contributor, Thursday, 15th October 2020 -  Safe environments within our organisations can make all the difference to a child who has experienced Out of Home Care, writes Trish Reck, Child Wise state manager for Victoria and

Disadvantage is a virus, it’s time we intervened with a vaccine

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Friday, 7th August 2020 -  Evidence-based early intervention is a tried and tested solution. Instead of removing children we must shift our focus from crisis care to preventative care to create lasting generational

Community groups say investment needed to fix Victoria’s ‘broken’ out-of-home care system

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd November 2019 -  New research says the state government could save $1.6 billion over the next decade through targeted investment in the child protection system The number of Victorian children in
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