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Victoria has a problem with the repeat and violent offending behaviours by a small number of young offenders. But we can’t arrest our way out of this problem.
10,000 Victorian students are disengaging from education every year. But if we’re willing to listen and be flexible, we can help keep our kids in school.
Four Corners shocked Australia with images from inside the Don Dale detention centre, prompting widespread condemnation and a Royal Commission. For many Forgotten Australians the images were a disturbing reminder of their own abuse in state institutions and their continuing fight for justice
The Government Schools Funding Review, led by Steve Bracks, makes wide-ranging recommendations around using school funding to raise educational outcomes for all students, increasing transparency and accountability of funding, and helping break the link between disadvantage and poor educational outcomes. It also makes broader recommendations about school leadership, collaboration and data sharing to drive systemic improvements and support the inclusion of all students.
The Roadmap to Reform: strong families safe children package announced today is an important step towards improving the wellbeing of vulnerable children and families. In this blog, VCOSS summarises key initiatives.
The VCOSS 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture outlines a number ways the Victorian government can support vulnerable children and families in the early years of childhood.
The Victorian Council of Social Service has said the report delivered by the Royal Commission into Family Violence is “a landmark moment and a turning point in addressing the scourge of family violence in Victoria”.
The latest Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) National Report 2015 shows the gap between developmentally vulnerable children in the most disadvantaged areas compared to the least disadvantaged areas has widened since 2009.
VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. It puts forward a proposal to provide children and families with holistic support from integrated services.