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29
Mar

Unique school for vulnerable students opens in Sebastopol

A new campus of a unique school delivering outstanding outcomes for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable young people has been officially opened in Ballarat today.

24
Mar

Lockdowns and the damage done to children

The Commission for Children and Young People has released a report into the use of isolation, separation and lockdowns of young people in Victoria’s youth detention centres. Berry Street CEO Sandie de Wolf AM said she was appalled at the conditions reported.

15
Mar

Foster care declines even further

New child protection data released today highlights the urgent need for change in Victoria’s foster care system.

09
Mar

Clarification regarding inclusion on ACNC list

This week the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) issued a list of charities who have failed to submit Annual Information Statements and are at risk of having their charity status revoked. There is an entity included on the list named “Berry Street Victoria Incorporated Operating as a PBI”. This is not our organisation, Berry Street.

21
Feb

Governor congratulates Berry Street on 140 years

Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, today hosted a reception for Victoria’s largest independent child and family welfare organisation to celebrate its 140th year.

01
Feb

Victorian Foster Carers Urgently Needed

Hundreds of new foster carers are urgently needed to care for vulnerable Victorian children who cannot live at home.

24
Nov

Welcome Steps to Creating a Safer Victoria for Women and Children

Berry Street has welcomed the Victorian Government’s 10 year plan to tackle family violence announced today.

23
Nov

ABC Local Radio & Berry Street: Making Christmas Magical for Vulnerable Children

Today, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local Radio Victoria and Berry Street have launched the 2016 ABC Giving Tree Appeal to raise funds and to deliver gifts to more than 10,000 children, young people and families throughout Victoria.

04
Nov

Righting the Wrongs of Past Abuse?

A national redress scheme for survivors of institutional abuse is overdue and much needed but it is too early to say if today’s announcement from the Turnbull Government takes us any closer to establishing a comprehensive national scheme.

28
Oct

A good childhood is a right

Sadly the most typical scenario when child abuse happens is not a one-off experience. And it’s often not the ones that end up on the front page.