New Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People
Justin Mohamed has been appointed in this critical position to advance the rights of Aboriginal children in Victoria.
Parliamentary Inquiry into Youth Justice centres in Victoria
We welcome the report into youth justice centres tabled by the Legal and Social Issues Committee of the Victorian Parliament
Amendments to child safety laws take effect
Technical amendments to child safety laws clarify the operation of the Reportable Conduct Scheme and Child Safe Standards
We can't ignore kids' stories of family violence
Four years ago, the nation was struck by shock and grief with news that 11-year-old Luke Batty had been killed by his father
The Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People signs off
It has been an honour and privilege to be the Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People
Farewell to a skilled and passionate advocate for Aboriginal children and young people
Inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People Andrew Jackomos ends his term on 31 January 2018.
Reportable Conduct Scheme expands
Religious organisations, hospitals, disability services and camps are now covered by Victoria’s Reportable Conduct Scheme.
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse
The Royal Commission's report is a turning point in our understanding of child abuse and our shared responsibility to prevent it.
Inquiry finds systemic barriers prevent children from finding permanent care
A system under strain undermined laws designed to help some of Victoria’s most vulnerable children find permanent homes.
Commission welcomes report into kinship care payments and action to improve support
We welcome a Victorian Ombudsman report into financial support to kinship carers and an improved model announced by the government
New phase of Reportable Conduct Scheme starts in 2018
Religious organisations, hospitals, disability services and camps will be covered by the scheme from 1 January 2018
Children’s commissioners present youth justice principles
Victoria’s children’s commissioners have signed on to a position paper that calls for a rehabilitative focus for youth justice.
Children's advocates meet to discuss priorities
Children's advocates focused on national priorities for the safety, wellbeing and rights of children and young people.
Release of the Northern Territory Royal Commission report
We welcome the report of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.
There is nothing trivial about child abuse
While some think that reporting allegations is a bureaucratic burden, we must err on the side of protecting children.
Cultural rights for Koori youth in detention
VEOHRC and CCYP are working together to promote cultural connection and rights of Koori children and young people in youth justice
A year of standing up for children and young people
Our 2016-17 annual report was tabled in Parliament on 19 October 2017