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Media Releases

27
Nov

Response to the Commission for Children and Young People’s Report: “In our own words: Systemic inquiry into the lived experience of children and young people in the Victorian out-of-home care system”

The Commission’s report painfully highlights that Victoria’s child protection and out-of-home care system is broken, and that we need to do better for the children and young people we remove from environments of abuse and neglect.

 
21
Nov

New research strengthens calls for early intervention investment to fix Child Protection System

Leading child and family agencies are calling on the Victorian Government to provide targeted investment in effective early intervention programs that reduce the number of children experiencing harm and entering the child protection and out-of-home care system.

30
Aug

National Child Protection Week: More early intervention needed to protect children from harm

National Child Protection Week aims to encourage Australians to ‘play their part’ to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

27
May

Budget welcome, but targeted funding needed to address long-term challenges facing child protection system

Berry Street has welcomed the 2019-20 Victorian Budget, which provides $1.45 billion for vital child protection and family services programs and initiatives.
 
09
May

NDIS forcing children with disability into child protection system

Experts have urged both major parties to fix a failure of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which is forcing children with autism and intellectual disabilities into the child protection sys

12
Feb

EnergyAustralia launches program to cut charities’ electricity bills

EnergyAustralia, one of the country’s largest energy retailers, today announced an energy-efficiency program aimed at cutting charities’ electricity bills by up to half, backed by an estimated $15

14
Nov

The next government must put Greater Shepparton first

 
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE 
 
01
May

Berry Street welcomes State Budget to help build stronger futures for Victoria’s children

 

Berry Street CEO, Michael Perusco, commends the Government for a Budget that has a targeted focus on providing kids and families with a strong future.

27
Dec

Berry Street in Partnership with ABC Radio Victoria deliver Christmas to thousands of Victoria’s most vulnerable

Thousands of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds across Victoria received a special surprise on Christmas day, thanks to over 10,000 gifts donated to Berry Street through the ABC Giving Tree Appeal by generous ABC Listeners on-line and in-station across Victoria. 

14
Dec

Berry Street‘s Comments On The Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse

Berry Street commends the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which concluded today, for the way they have without fear or favour exposed the depth and extent of child sexual abuse within institutions.