Following recommendations of the Child Protection Proceedings Taskforce in 2009 the Victorian Government made funding available for a multi-disciplinary training initiative. The Children's Court, Victorian Legal Aid and the Department of Health and Human Services jointly manage the Multi-disciplinary Training Initiative which delivers cross-disciplinary professional development for professionals working in the Children's Court Family Division. This allows practitioners to come together to learn, share ideas, understand each other's roles and prepare for change or reform. Since 2010 a series of training and development events have been made available.
Who is the training for?
The training is for child protection staff of the Department of Health & Human Services, the Child Protection Litigation Office and Victoria Legal Aid, Children's Court staff and private solicitors and barristers practising in the Children's Court Family Division.
Enquiries about multi-disciplinary training events should be directed to:
Diana Carella on phone (03) 9993 4987