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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.

16
Mar

Keep Kids Engaged

Evidence shows the younger a Victorian child is when first sentenced, the more likely they are to reoffend, reoffend violently and to graduate to adult crime.

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.

08
Mar

Celebrating the strong women of our history

Berry Street was founded in 1877 by a group of Melbourne women. On International Women's Day, we're celebrating the countless strong women who have been part of our history. Selina Sutherland is just one of them.

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.

13
Feb

High Tea with Dolly Diamond

The lucky winner of Berry Street’s Midsumma Carnival competition recently joined Dolly Diamond for High Tea at the Park Hyatt.

10
Feb

Helping heal the wounds left by trauma

Billy was referred to Berry Street’s Take Two program when he was 12 years old, with a history of extreme neglect and exposure to domestic violence.

08
Feb

Thank you to our supporters

Berry Street would like to acknowledge the contribution of our generous donors.
23
Jan

How foster care changed one couple’s life

“Since becoming foster carers, we have enjoyed watching little people develop and grow, and we get out at least as much as we put in.”

19
Jan

Open letter: Moving on the homeless does not make them disappear

The CEOs of 36 Victorian homelessness, housing and social services organisations, including Berry Street, have released an open letter appealing for a shift in the conversation away from vilifying rough sleepers to a focus on the lack of affordable housing that underpins the crisis.