Category: Minister for Child Protection

Listening Closer To Help Victoria’s Most Vulnerable

Victoria’s community services are getting greater support to seek out, listen to and act on the views and experiences of their clients to deliver safe and higher quality services. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan today released the Community Services Client Voice Framework, which promotes the importance of ensuring people who receive community services can […]

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Recognising Foster And Kinship Carers Across Victoria

The incredible work of foster and kinship carers is being celebrated across Victoria as part of the annual Foster and Kinship Carer Week. With around 4,000 kinship care and 1600 foster care households across Victoria, it’s an important opportunity to recognise them for the incredible work they do and encourage others to think about making […]

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Victorian Children Better Protected Under New Laws

Religious and spiritual leaders in Victoria must report child abuse to the authorities, even if it was heard in the confessional, under historic new laws passed by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government’s Children Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 passed through the Victorian Parliament today, delivering on a key election commitment. The legislation means people […]

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Celebrating Excellence In Child Protection

Outstanding Victorians have been recognised for their work protecting the wellbeing of children at the 17th annual Victorian Protecting Children Awards. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan joined more than 300 community leaders, practitioners and advocates this week to celebrate excellence in the child and family services sector at Melbourne’s Olympic Park. The most prestigious […]

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New Graduates Strengthen Child Protection Workforce

A record number of child protection practitioners are working to keep vulnerable kids safe across Victoria, thanks to a massive recruitment drive from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan last night attended the graduation ceremony for 75 young men and women who have successfully completed the 2019 Child Protection Vacation Employment […]

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Ensuring Better Protections For All Victorian Children

Religious and spiritual leaders will be forced to report child abuse to authorities under new laws introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to better protect Victoria’s children. The Children Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 will be introduced to Parliament today and will see people in religious ministries added to the list of mandated reporters to child […]

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A System For Young People, Designed By Young People

Young Victorians will have more of a say in designing the system that affects them most, with the establishment of Victoria’s first Child Protection Youth Advisory Group. Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan attended the inaugural meeting this week, which will now occur bi-monthly and has been set up so young people in the Child […]

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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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