Category: Minister for Families and Children

Building Better Kindergartens In The Western District

The Andrews Labor Government is improving early childhood services in Colac with work set to begin on the Colac East Kindergarten upgrade. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today turned the first sod of the $389,000 upgrade which will increase capacity at the kindergarten and improve its facilities. This includes increasing the size of […]

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Improving Kindergartens Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering better kindergartens across Victoria as part of the latest round of the Children’s Facilities Capital Program Minor Grants. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited Geelong West Kindergarten, to announce it was one of more than 200 recipients sharing in $1 million of funding. The kindergarten will […]

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Helping Refugee Families Settle In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping recently arrived children and families from Syria and Iraq adapt to their new lives through targeted professional development for frontline community workers. The new investment will enable kindergarten teachers, maternal and child healthcare nurses and others to gain a better understanding of the unique challenges facing refugee families that […]

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Supporting Families In The Latrobe Valley Region

The Andrews Labor Government is giving all families with young children in the Latrobe Valley region access to comprehensive parenting support and advice, as part of a major investment. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Morwell Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Centre to announce a […]

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One Stop Children’s Hub For Morwell Families

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Morwell families access a new one-stop-shop at Morwell Central Primary – bringing together kindergarten, children and family health services all under the same roof. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Morwell Central Primary School to announce that a new […]

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Delivering Better Maternal And Child Health Services To Aboriginal Families

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal communities deliver improved Maternal and Child Health services to families and children. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced in Northcote that the Darebin-based Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency will be one of ten organisations across Victoria to share in $1.2 million in grants through the […]

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Vital Next Step In Transforming Residential Care

In an Australian first, the Andrews Labor Government is helping more young people move from residential care into a family environment through more comprehensive support. A new intensive support service will better prepare young people with complex needs to transition from residential care and into home-based care arrangements. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos […]

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More Support For PartnerSPEAK

In an Australian first, partners and children of online child sex offenders will receive more support to deal with the burden often placed upon them. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos has announced the Andrews Labor Government will provide $350,000 for peer support organisation PartnerSPEAK to expand its reach and help more people. PartnerSPEAK […]

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Sexual Assault Survivors To Receive Help At One-Stop Site

Survivors of sexual assault in the western suburbs will soon be able to report crimes to police, provide forensic samples, and receive support, counselling and child protection advice at the one site. The new centre at Werribee will provide survivors, many of who have also experienced family violence, a safe place to report crimes and […]

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Celebrating Victorians Who Protect Children

Excellence in helping children by workers across the children, youth and families sector was recognised at the Victorian Protecting Children Awards, last night. The awards highlight the work being done to protect and ensure the wellbeing of some of the state’s most vulnerable. They provide an opportunity to acknowledge dedicated child protection staff, carers and […]

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