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30
Aug

National Child Protection Week: More early intervention needed to protect children from harm

National Child Protection Week aims to encourage Australians to ‘play their part’ to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

27
May

Budget welcome, but targeted funding needed to address long-term challenges facing child protection system

Berry Street has welcomed the 2019-20 Victorian Budget, which provides $1.45 billion for vital child protection and family services programs and initiatives.
 
09
May

NDIS forcing children with disability into child protection system

Experts have urged both major parties to fix a failure of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which is forcing children with autism and intellectual disabilities into the child protection sys

12
Feb

EnergyAustralia launches program to cut charities’ electricity bills

EnergyAustralia, one of the country’s largest energy retailers, today announced an energy-efficiency program aimed at cutting charities’ electricity bills by up to half, backed by an estimated $15

14
Nov

The next government must put Greater Shepparton first

 
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE 
 
01
May

Berry Street welcomes State Budget to help build stronger futures for Victoria’s children

 

Berry Street CEO, Michael Perusco, commends the Government for a Budget that has a targeted focus on providing kids and families with a strong future.

27
Dec

Berry Street in Partnership with ABC Radio Victoria deliver Christmas to thousands of Victoria’s most vulnerable

Thousands of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds across Victoria received a special surprise on Christmas day, thanks to over 10,000 gifts donated to Berry Street through the ABC Giving Tree Appeal by generous ABC Listeners on-line and in-station across Victoria. 

14
Dec

Berry Street‘s Comments On The Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse

Berry Street commends the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which concluded today, for the way they have without fear or favour exposed the depth and extent of child sexual abuse within institutions.

02
Dec

Help vulnerable Victorian children to heal this Christmas

According to the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Family Studies, almost 3,000 Victorian children were reported to Child Protection as being impacted by family violence within a 12 month period. The numbers are stark, but what isn’t often reported is the emotional impact of this violence.

21
Nov

Help make it a Merry Christmas for Vulnerable Victorian Children

Berry Street is once again partnering with ABC Radio Melbourne & Victoria for their annual ABC Giving Tree Appeal. The appeal provides Christmas gifts for Victorian children, young people and families who have suffered significant trauma, violence and abuse.