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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

‘We want to see change’: Calls for national commissioner for Indigenous children

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th October 2019 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are 17 times more likely to be in juvenile detention and 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care More than 80 community

Australia’s Largest SIB To Forge New Path For Victorians Leaving Care

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st February 2018 -  Australia’s largest social impact bond to date has been launched in a bid to help young people leaving out-of-home care make a successful transition to adulthood and prevent youth

OOHC – Towards Outcomes-Based Contracting

Contributor, Thursday, 15th February 2018 -  For the out-of-home care (OOHC) sector the move to outcomes based contracting will have its own particular challenges, writes Criterion ahead of the Navigating the Permanency Support

On the Homestretch

Wendy Williams, Monday, 18th September 2017 -  Paul McDonald is the CEO of Anglicare Victoria, which delivers out of home care and family support to vulnerable children, young people and families. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Survey to Examine Young People’s’ Experiences in Out-of-Home Care

Lina Caneva, Monday, 7th August 2017 -  A national peak consumer body representing the voices of children and young people who have been in out-of-home care, the Create Foundation, is carrying out a major survey into the

Children Under Protection Orders Seeking Homelessness Assistance

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th February 2017 -  New figures reveal a high proportion of children and teenagers who are under state care and protection orders, have sought help from homelessness agencies citing family violence…

Children in Care Falling Behind Most Benchmarks: Research

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th August 2015 -  Children living in foster care and residential care are tracking dramatically behind their peers, according to new research released by Anglicare Victoria. The report,…

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Diamond in the Rough: Who makes a great foster carer?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th January 2014 -  For those looking into a carer’s  role in the child protection sector there’s much to consider, writes NGO Recruitment consultant Deanne Carroll. Being…
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