The Loddon Children and Youth Area Partnership is bringing together State Government, Local Government, Community Sector, Schools and others across Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander, Central Goldfields, Loddon, Campaspe and Greater Bendigo to work towards a community where all children live safe from harm and have every opportunity to succeed in life. It has chosen two priorities to focus on over the short to medium term: 1. Acting earlier to support vulnerable families and prevent children reaching the statutory systems; and 2. Better outcomes for children and youth in out-of-home-care and in contact with the criminal justice system. A forum to explore these priorities was held on 1 May in Bendigo. For further information, or to discuss how your organisation or network might contribute to these priorities, contact Bryn Davies [email protected] or 03 5440 3106.
On Tuesday March 24, 2015 Mitchell Shire Council’s Youth Services team hosted the first of YACVic’s four rural and regional Local Government Youth Services Forums in Wallan. The event was held at the Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre. The forum was facilitated by YACVic’s Victorian Rural Youth Service Initiative (VRYS) and featured:
- Guest speaker John Kouvelas (Department of Health and Human Services) speaking on successful grant seeking in the Youth Sector and upcoming Youth grants.
- Workshop: Local youth sector issues and partnership opportunities
- Q&A panel: Showcasing local examples of best practice in youth engagement
The Central Ranges LLEN was proud to be part of the forum and felt the day was very informative and well received by all who attended.