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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

‘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.
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