The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to provide Victorian families with free, expert child car seat fittings and safety checks to keep their little passengers safe.
The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for families to secure a kindergarten place for three and four-year-old children by supporting councils to develop central enrolment schemes and simplify enrolment processes.
Children in Australia are generally happy, healthy and safe, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). But children’s experiences and outcomes can vary depending on where they live and their families’ circumstances.
A mobile therapy bus based in Ballarat and Moorabool Shire is helping children and young people recover from family violence as part of a $21 million investment in therapeutic interventions for victim survivors. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said the Van Go Therapy bus was staffed by therapists and travelled to schools […]
The LMH Network School Support funding guidelines and application forms have been updated. Go to the Children’s Resources page to view or download the new forms.
The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students can thrive at school by expanding the School Breakfast Clubs Program to offer lunches and school holiday supplies to children who need them. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/free-lunches-at-school-for-students-who-need-them/
The Victorian Women’s Trust Sub-Fund Program for 2019 is now open. To find out more about grant opportunities visit the VWT website.
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 […]
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 […]
The Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety has compiled this summary of their research to inform practitioners about the impact of family violence on children.