COVID-19 to push 4,500 more children into out-of-home care
Leading child and family agencies are calling on the Victorian Government to provide additional, sustained investment in effective early intervention programs, to reduce the number of children experiencing harm and entering the child protection and out-of-home care system.
Berry Street is honoured to receive this $10,000 gift from the Gaudry Foundation as part of their Give52 campaign. They are donating $10,000 every week this year to 52 Australian charities to encourage conversations amongst all Australians about the need and the enjoyment of giving.
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.