Children, Young people and Families

Jan 29

VCOSS is urging the State Government to take significant steps to ease the financial burden for school families.


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Nov 18

There’s a well established link between poverty and poor oral health. No child should be ashamed to smile or scared


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Oct 12

Victoria needs an ambitious social housing building program to provide a roof to those most in need.


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Jul 18

VCOSS blasts plan for more school expulsions in Victoria


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Jul 16

All school-age children should be able to play sport however simply making PE compulsory isn’t the right response.


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The real issue isn’t intergenerational welfare dependency, it’s intergenerational disadvantage.


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Mar 15

A 13.6% increase in homelessness demonstrates just how much work we have to do.


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Jan 25

Think education in free in Victoria? Think again.


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Nov 30

VCOSS has joined a coalition of justice, human rights, social service and Aboriginal organisations to call on the Victorian Government


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Nov 17

VCOSS is outraged the Victorian Parliament has blocked the construction of new public housing planned for Melbourne’s east.


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Mar 23

Victorians will be rightly horrified by the revelations in The Same Four Walls, a new investigation into cruel and ineffective


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Dec 31

VCOSS is warning Victorians to be alert to a series of price hikes due to take effect in 2017. The cost


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Dec 20

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has warned not all Victorians are benefiting from the state’s social and economic growth, and


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Nov 3

The Victorian Council of Social Service is warning of a social catastrophe in the Latrobe Valley if local communities aren’t


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Oct 22

A coalition of sporting and social groups is calling on the Victorian Government to make sport more affordable for children from


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Feb 11

People living in the Latrobe Valley experiencing poorer health and greater levels of disadvantage than the rest of the state


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Jan 27

The rising use of technology in the classroom and an increasingly competitive school system is adding significant costs to families’


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Jan 19

Reports that Victoria is the most expensive place in Australia to educate a child in a government school shows the


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Oct 27

The retirement of Bernie Geary AOM from the role of Victorian Children and Young People’s Commissioner is a timely moment


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Sep 17

The Review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities tabled in the Victorian Parliament today provides a range of


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Sep 14

The Victorian Council of Social Service today welcomed the significant education funding commitments made by the Andrews Government, delivering on


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Aug 18

Melbourne being named the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the fifth year running fails to


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Aug 6

The Victorian Council of Social Service welcomes the Andrews Government’s long-term plan to improve the support service system for vulnerable


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Jun 16

The number of wrongful energy disconnections has reached an all-time high in Victoria, according to the Victorian Council of Social


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