Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare


The economic case for early intervention in the child protection and out-of-home care system in Victoria

This report makes the economic case for additional, long‑term investment in targeted early intervention and intensive family preservation to prevent children entering out‑of‑home care in Victoria.

The prevalence of Acquired Brain Injury among victims and perpetrators of family violence

This research was part of the implementation of Recommendation 171 of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence; “The Victorian government fund research into the prevalence of acquired brain injury among family violence victims and perpetrators.”
Literature review

Responses to the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children in residential care in Victoria

In May 2014 the Commission for Children and Young People (the Commission) commissioned the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare to prepare a short analysis of past and current responses to the sexual exploitation of children in residential care in Victoria. Following discussions...
Literature review

'Safe at home' programs in the context of the Victorian Integrated family Violence Service System Reform

This review examines ‘safe at home’ in the context of National and state family violence policy and practice initiatives. Specific focus is given to determining elements required for successful and effective implementation.

Their voice: involving children and young people in decisions, services and systems

This paper examines how the voice of children and young people in State care can better contribute to the decisions that affect their lives. Today, there is broad recognition of the critical role of the child’s perspective in any valid and effective policy, program, community...