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08
Jan

Berry Street’s response to the bushfire emergency

It has been a difficult start to the new year as we have watched devastating bushfires burn across much of Australia.

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.

08
Oct

Open Place announcement

Berry Street has made the decision to cease operating Open Place after 30 June 2020.  Open Place will continue to provide services as normal during the transition.

23
Sep

Creating a better mental health system in Victoria

Berry Street and Y-Change submissions to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health 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.

20
Jun

Berry Street announces new Board President

Berry Street’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr Joanna Flynn AM has been appointed as President of the Berry Street Board, effective 1st of August 2019.
 
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