Children Young people and Families

May 7

The 2015-16 Victorian State Budget contains positive measures aimed at supporting vulnerable children and families, and better integrating services for


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Apr 22

Finding ways to connect people with the information and services that can support them can be a challenge. VCOSS member,


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Apr 21

The 2015-16 state budget, to be presented in May 2015, presents an excellent opportunity for the Victorian Government to fund


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Apr 13

It is clear that Victoria today is facing a jobs crisis. Youth unemployment is at its highest level since the


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Mar 20

An Auditor General report released today on Education Transitions found that while the Department of Education and Training (DET) has


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Mar 19

Today’s report by the Auditor General provides further evidence to support VCOSS’ call for better ‘middle years’ transition planning for


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Mar 17

With a shocking increase in the number Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care in Victoria, VCOSS supports


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Mar 16

Moving vulnerable children out of residential care and into home-based care is a welcome approach to strengthen therapeutic care and


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Mar 6

In this guest blog, Dr Monica Thielking, Research Fellow at Swinburne University, takes us through the recently released report, The


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Feb 20

Today’s Productivity Commission report on Childcare and Early Learning contains positive recommendations about increasing access to early childhood education for


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Feb 13

This week the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) tabled a much anticipated audit into Additional School Costs for Families. Its


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Feb 7

Moves to strengthen investment in Victoria’s out-of-home care system will help to address an urgent need to secure the safety


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Jan 30

Victoria’s prison population and the cost of keeping prisoners in custody is spiralling out of control according to the Victorian


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Jan 29

Almost 100 people in need are turned away from homeless agencies each day, the Productivity Commission's 2015 Report on Government


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Nov 28

Many children, young people and families face complex challenges with interconnected causes that can make them vulnerable. There has been


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