Children Young people and Families

Jun 30

Culturally and linguistically diverse families who experienced heightened vulnerability during COVID-19 should not have their access to a range of


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VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on lessons from Remote and Flexible Learning, which was instituted as part of


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Feb 28

VCOSS Submission to the CAG Review of the Age of Criminal Responsibility ​


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Joint Council of Social Service Network statement to the Council of Attorneys-General


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Feb 27

VCOSS submission on the Public Engagement Framework Consultation Draft


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Dec 18

Submission to the inquiry into Auditor-General’s Report No. 253.


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Oct 31

It is a universal truth that engagement in early years services can build social connection and contribute to thriving communities.


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Sep 19

VCOSS submission to the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and related payments VCOSS joins the call of economists,


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Mar 26

VCOSS submission to the Review of Victoria’s Child Safe Standards


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Jul 11

Too broad and too quick—we have a few concerns about Victoria's proposed 'child information sharing' scheme.


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Jun 15

Educational attainment is one of best ways to help tackle disadvantage and break the cycle of poverty.


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Dec 15

Recognising the community sector as an employer can help young people understand and explore the wide range of career options


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Oct 17

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) strongly supports the intent of the information sharing scheme to protect children from


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Apr 18

VCOSS views the proposed redesign as an opportunity to strengthen, rather than diminish, financial wellbeing and capability services, particularly at


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Apr 12

"The robodebt system must be, to borrow a term used previously, must be ‘dead, buried and cremated’. It should not


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Mar 10

The Victorian Council of Social Service welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Education and Care Services National


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Feb 27

People on low incomes are the most vulnerable to financial stress and hardship and the least prepared to respond to


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Dec 16

This report Creating engaging schools for all children and young people presents a plan to drive better student engagement, reduce school drop


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Dec 13

In this submission, VCOSS supports the intent of providing children with continuity and stability by making informed and timely decisions


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Nov 2

VCOSS applauds the scope and depth of Infrastructure Victoria’s draft 30-year strategy, especially its emphasis on affordable housing. In this


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Oct 19

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body is sending every state MP, local council and community leader a blueprint to fight poverty


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Jan 12

VCOSS submission to the Plan Melbourne Refresh Discussion Paper


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Nov 13

VCOSS’ submission to the development of a whole-of-government youth policy.


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Nov 2

The Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children project is a chance to help strengthen vulnerable families and improve the


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Oct 15

Early Childhood Consultation Paper VCOSS Submission: Addressing the impacts of poverty and disadvantage on children


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Sep 15

Definition of Terms Additional health and development needs (AHDN) Students with additional health and development needs are those who have


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Jul 21

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) welcomes the Commission for Children and Young People’s (CCYP) inquiry into compliance with


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