Children Young people and Families

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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Jun 6

A decade of policy failure must end. It’s time Australia’s political leaders provided certainty to our youngest learners, argues Early Learning Association Australia’s Shane


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Apr 29

Work is fundamental to the Victorian economy and a key contributor to people’s sense of identity and wellbeing. Helping people


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VCOSS commends the 2016 Victorian Budget for its support for LGBTI community members, with the announcement of a new Pride


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Summary The 2016 Victorian Budget features substantial investment in supporting the wellbeing of vulnerable children and families. Many of these


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Apr 28

  Summary Good health underpins everyone’s ability to live a good life. VCOSS is encouraged the 2016 Victorian Budget includes significant


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Apr 19

The Government Schools Funding Review, led by Steve Bracks, makes wide-ranging recommendations around using school funding to raise educational outcomes


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Apr 13

The Roadmap to Reform: strong families safe children package announced today is an important step towards improving the wellbeing of


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Apr 5

The VCOSS 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture outlines a number ways the Victorian government can


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Mar 23

The latest Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) National Report 2015 shows the gap between developmentally vulnerable children in the most


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Mar 7

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. It puts forward a proposal to


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Mar 1

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. It puts forward a proposal to


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Feb 19

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Jan 28

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Jan 21

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Jan 18

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Jan 8

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Dec 1

VCOSS recently provided a submission to the government's What’s important to YOUth? Discussion Paper, contributing to the development of a


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Nov 30

VCOSS is calling on the Victorian Government to take a new approach to solve entrenched disadvantage, and allow local communities


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Nov 20

VCOSS recently provided a submission to the state government's Early Childhood Consultation Paper, released as part of the Education State.


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Nov 19

The current minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia is out of step with international law, and evidence about children’s


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Nov 12

The best ways for government and the community to foster children’s healthy development and prevent or minimise conditions that may


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