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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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VCOSS Election Summit- Registrations now open

Delivering a good life for all Victorians, regardless of their background or individual circumstances, must be on the agenda for the 2018 State Election, and beyond. Held ‘under the spire’ at the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne, the VCOSS Summit will bring together leaders, strategic thinkers and workers in the community sector, government, business, and the […]

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Have your say on the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme

Practitioners are being asked to have their say and provide much-needed data about current attitudes and information sharing practices. As part of its commitment to ensuring the information sharing scheme is benefitting the safety of victim survivors, Family Safety Victoria has engaged Monash University to complete a two-year independent review of the scheme. The university’s Gender […]

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National Survey on Out of Home Care Now Open

The National Survey offers children and young people with a care experience the opportunity to share with CREATE, their experiences living in the care system. It has now been five years since CREATE’s Report Card ‘Experiencing Out-of-Home Care in Australia: The views of children and young people‘ (McDowall, 2013). This report has been fundamental in […]

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VCOSS 10 Year Industry Plan Feedback- It’s not too late to have your say!

VCOSS hosted four regional consultations in Bendigo, Traralgon, Benalla and Werribee in October and will also hold a further Industry Planning event in early 2018. Details of this will be made available later this year. If you missed out on attending a consultation please read the  discussion paper and consider providing feedback through an email […]

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Bushfire Season Looms on the Horizon

To support safe work practices in our regional areas, it’s recommended that you keep up to date with news about news relating to bushfires and hot weather. The VicEmergency website has expanded to include advice and warnings about fires, floods, storms, thunderstorm asthma and extreme heat. You can subscribe and create a profile to be informed […]

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