Following recommendations of the Child Protection Proceedings Taskforce in 2009 the Victorian Government made funding available for a multi-disciplinary training initiative. 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, Victoria Legal Aid, the Children's Court and private solicitors and barristers practising in the Children's Court.
What's planned for 2016?
A number of sessions have been scheduled in the 2016 calendar of events. They include:
- Good Practice in the Children's Court
Sessions on topics including professional ethics and representation of children.
- Amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
A session on changes to the Act taking effect on 1 March 2016
Pages including details on each of the above events are available via the left-hand menu.
The multi-disciplinary training calendar for 2016 is available via the right-hand menu.
Enquiries about the multi-disciplinary training events should be directed to:
Diana Carella on phone (03) 9993 4987; or
Charmaine Costas on phone (03) 8638 3373.