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Victoria's residential care system has insufficient capacity and capability to respond to the level of demand and growing complexity of children’s needs, this audit finds.
On any given day around 500 children are in residential care in Victoria. These children are...
This Victorian parliamentary inquiry examined responses to criminal child abuse by all non-government organisations that interact directly with children.
Sentencing Children and Young People in Victoria covers the operation, functions, and philosophy of the Criminal Division of the Children’s Court. It presents a statistical profile of offences sentenced in the court, and identifies and analyses changes over a ten-year period (2000 to 2009 inclusive)....
This inquiry investigated systemic problems in Victoria's child protection system and, in this report, has now made recommendations to strengthen and improve the protection and support of vulnerable young Victorians.
The Panel delivered the Report to the Minister for Community Services on...
In his recent investigation into Victoria’s Child Protection Program, the Victorian Ombudsman examined the role of the Department of Human Services (the department) in responding to reports from the community regarding children perceived to be at risk of harm. Broadly, this role involves...
This document reports on how children and young people aged 0 up to 18 years are faring against the whole-of-government government outcomes framework, focusing on their health, wellbeing, learning, safety and development.
This framework comprises 35 outcomes of children’s health, learning, development, wellbeing...
This first annual report on the status of Victoria's children offers a high-level, yet comprehensive overview of the health, development, learning, safety and wellbeing of Victoria's children and young people, against the outcomes framework of 35 areas.
The report provides an important evidence-base for...
The Supporting children, young people and their families affected by homelessness guidelines have been developed primarily for all primary and secondary schools across Victoria to improve the wellbeing, educational experiences and outcomes of children and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness....
The purpose of this issues paper is to provide general guidance to individuals and organisations in making written submissions to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
This report looks at the life transition period between childhood and adolescence, and the critical windows of opportunity to influence healthy behaviour.
With almost one in four Australian children overweight or obese and one in three expected to be by 2025,...