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Wesley Mission Victoria asks you to be amazing for a child in foster care

VICTORIA has an urgent need for foster carers and Wesley Mission Victoria encourages people to invite a vulnerable young person into your home. As a local foster care agency, Wesley provides around-the-clock support and training to carers in the southern … Continue reading

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Board appointment for a UCVT Senior Manager

UCVT senior manager Marie Howard has been elected chair to head up Tweddle, an early parenting centre that helps parents who are in urgent need of therapeutic support. Marie who has been on the board since 2010 and deputy chair for … Continue reading

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An insight into Connections UnitingCare

MORE than 30 people took up the invitation to tour a number of Connections UnitingCare locations in Victoria’s south east last Thursday. Representatives from organisations including UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania, Uniting Church and Monash Health were among those who attended. … Continue reading

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Keeping children safe launch

THE VicTas synod launched its Keeping Children Safe policy recently in Melbourne. More than 50 people attended the launch, including Georgie Crozier, member for South Metropolitan region and chair of the Victorian Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other … Continue reading

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UnitingCare welcomes Early Childhood Consultant

WE are thrilled to welcome Marie Howard to the UnitingCare team.  Marie comes to us with extensive experience in early childhood services. Marie’s six-month stint comes after Joy Williams decided to move on after more than 20 years with UCVT. … Continue reading

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Governor General visits Lentara

On 17 July, the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, visited Rupert Street Childcare Centre to see Ardoch Youth Foundation’s ‘Play, Learn, Read’ program in action as part of Ardoch Youth Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Sue Barr, … Continue reading

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The not so lucky country: why are so many children missing out? Free seminar this July

    Vera Scantlebury Brown Memorial Lecture 2013 The not so lucky country: why are so many children missing out? Associate Professor Sharon Goldfeld Paediatrician, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Principal Fellow, … Continue reading

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Inside exhibition coming to Melbourne in 2013

 Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions shares the experiences of some of the half a million children who spent time in institutional care in Australia in the 20th century. Inside was on show at the National Museum in Canberra from 16 November 2011 until … Continue reading

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