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Victoria extends support for every young person in state care

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Advocates are now urging New South Wales and Queensland to commit to extending state care                    The social sector is celebrating a major advocacy win with the Victorian government announcing

$14.2 Million SIB Focuses on Housing Young People

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 7th November 2018 -  Australia’s largest social impact bond will provide $6 million of stable housing for young people leaving care to prevent them falling into homelessness. The COMPASS program, developed

Victoria Extends State Care to 21

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 25th September 2018 -  Advocates hope Victorian foster children will no longer face the threat of homelessness once they turn 18, with the state government extending state care to 21 years.    While most

Child Protection Changes to Impact Charities and NFPs

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th July 2018 -  Changes to child protection legislation in wake of the child sexual abuse royal commission will impact the way charities and not for profits deal with children and prompt a review

Renewed Push To Extend State Care in Victoria

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 -  There has been a renewed push in Victoria to extend the age of care for foster children from 18 to 21 years, as a new survey indicated three quarters of Victorians supported the reform.

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.

Anglicare Issues Child Abuse Apology

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd July 2014 -  Child welfare agency Anglicare Victoria has issued a public apology over claims of abuse of young children in its care, saying it is devastated by the incidents highlighted in the…

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Destitution For Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers Now Turning 18

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th January 2014 -  The plight of unaccompanied minors who sought asylum in Australia and have turned 18 as of  January 1 remains uncertain – unable to work, attend school or even volunteer

Anglicare Report Reveals Family Hardship

Staff Reporter, Friday, 1st June 2012 -  A new Anglicare Victoria report has found that single parents on parenting payments are sacrificing their own health so they can afford to heat the family home and put a good meal on…
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