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.