Category: Minister for Child Protection

Keeping Aboriginal Children In Care Close To Their Community And To Country

The Andrews Labor Government is helping build stronger futures for Aboriginal children by ensuring more remain connected with their community and country while in care. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan attended the Aboriginal Children’s Forum in Echuca today, announcing $13.6 million over two years to further boost the Labor Government’s efforts to transition more […]

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Healthy Habits For Young People In Residential Care

The Andrews Labor Government is giving young people living in residential homes the support they need to prepare for adulthood. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan today attended the Resi ROCKS (Recognising our Carers’ Knowledge and Skills) forum and announced the Labor Government will extend the HEALing Matters program. The program is all about teaching […]

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Digging Deep For The Red Shield Appeal This Year

Victorians are encouraged to dig deep and donate to those in need when Red Shield Appeal volunteers come knocking in a few weeks’ time. Kickstarting the annual fundraiser in Victoria today, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan announced the Andrews Labor Government would be donating $150,000 to the appeal this year. The long […]

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Recognising Excellence In Protecting Children

Nominations are now open for Victoria’s most celebrated child protection awards that highlight Victorians who work tirelessly to protect and promote the wellbeing of vulnerable children and their families. The Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Protecting Children Awards recognise those who are committed to keeping children and young people safe from harm, or who show service […]

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Extra Support For Young People On The Home Stretch

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting young Victorians in out-of-home care through a landmark program that extends the age they can receive much needed support, from 18 to 21 years. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan today launched the $11.6 million program, which will help more young people in care to successfully transition to independence. […]

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Strengthening Connections To Family And Community

A leading model of kinship care, helping to strengthen family and community connections for Aboriginal children is now operating across Victoria. Attending the 13th Aboriginal Children’s Forum in Horsham today, Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan announced the new $2 million Aboriginal Kinship Finding Service is now taking referrals. Its establishment will provide greater stability […]

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Helping Young Aboriginal People Get The Care They Need

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with the Bendigo District Aboriginal Cooperative (BDAC) to build stronger futures for Aboriginal children in care. The local organisation becomes the second of its kind in Victoria to be part of the Australian-first Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care program. The $13.7 million initiative is a vital step forward in […]

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Looking Out For Victoria’s Child Protection Workforce

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing a new wellbeing program for child protection staff to ensure they have the mental and emotional support they need while looking after vulnerable kids. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan said new resilience training has been made available to all child protection practitioners. The $1.24 million Child Protection Wellbeing […]

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