Information Sharing and the MARAM Framework

From 27 September 2018, the Child Information Sharing Scheme and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme will commence for: all child protection practitioners senior Housing Officers a range of DHHS funded agencies. The two information sharing schemes extend existing information sharing permissions for prescribed organisations and workforces and all prescribed agencies are required to make the […]

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Government Media Release- Protecting Children With New Religious Confession Laws

Protecting Children With New Religious Confession Laws 7th Sep 2018 People in religious ministry will face criminal charges if they fail to report child abuse – including when disclosed during confession – under new laws to be introduced by a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. The systemic and horrific abuse of children revealed in the Royal […]

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VCOSS 10 Year Community Services Industry Plan Released

You might remember that the Victorian Council of Social Services has been conducting round-table consultations and surveys in order to get feedback from the community sector about workforce issues or you might have even contributed in some way. These discussions have culminated in the 10 Year Community Services Industry Plan  or you can go to the […]

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Government Media Release: Community Housing to Help Vulnerable Youth in Bendigo

1st Aug 2018 The Andrews Labor Government is investing in community housing in Bendigo to help vulnerable young people in the region find stable, affordable accommodation. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited Bendigo today to announce a $2.78 million grant from the Victorian Property Fund for the construction of 16 dwellings at two sites, […]

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