Children Young people and Families

Dec 19

"Appallingly neglected": Victoria's Ombudsman sounds the alarm on the treatment of kinship carers.


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Dec 1

Young people are falling through gaps in support systems, couch surfing in widespread numbers, with little formal support or protection.


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Jul 31

Why if you're poor, live in regional Victoria or happen to be Aboriginal, are you more likely to end up


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Jun 15

While the United States’ approach to incarceration differs from state to state, some parts of the USA are leading the


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May 24

Violent men always always seek to justify and explain away their actions. Here's how they do it.


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May 4

There is a reason VCOSS called the 2017 Victorian Budget "a budget with a heart". It contains a historic and


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May 3

Expanding the Maternal and Child Health service and increasing the number of child protection workers through this year's Victorian Budget


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Mar 15

When we place more demands on our foster carers, we have a responsibility to provide them with additional support.


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Feb 27

Young people experiencing homelessness often miss out on support because there’s no plan or specialist support associated with their mental


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Dec 7

Victoria has a problem with the repeat and violent offending behaviours by a small number of young offenders. But we


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Sep 20

10,000 Victorian students are disengaging from education every year. But if we’re willing to listen and be flexible, we can


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Sep 16

One in ten young Australians are not in education, employment or training. They’re neither “earning” nor “learning”. What if we


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Aug 22

The reasons kids become disengaged from school are often complex, and having the right supports in place is crucial to


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Aug 9

Four Corners shocked Australia with images from inside the Don Dale detention centre, prompting widespread condemnation and a Royal Commission.


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Jun 16

Australia’s first smash repair social enterprise, Mission Australia’s Synergy Auto Repairs is offering positive long-term outcomes for vulnerable young people.


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