Young People and Homelessness
More than 26, 000 young Australians do not have a home. In most cases, they are escaping conflict and violence. The majority of young people experiencing homelessness are hidden from view in refuges, couch surfing situations and sleeping in cars.
National Youth Coalition for Housing (NYCH) states that young people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness need access to supportive and well-resourced services which work with them in establishing foundations on which they can build a stable future. These services can be tasked with the provision of ensuring health and wellbeing, safety and stability, re-engagement and participation with education and employment services.
Youth Specific EHN Practitioner Meetings
Twice a year the practitioner meetings have a youth focus. This provides a great opportunity for practitioners and allied services to come together to share information and ideas and to enhance your professional networks.
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- Start: Fri 13-Apr-18 12:00AMEnd: Sun 22-Apr-18 12:00AM
13 April – 22 April
Victorian Youth Week (formerly known as National Youth Week).
A weeklong celebration of young people (12 to 25), Youth Week encourages youths to share ideas, attend events, discuss youth issues, showcase their talents and even have a bit of fun.
Research and Reports
The specialist homelessness services 2016-17 web report is the sixth annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC).
In 2012, the Victorian Government initiated an inquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. The Betrayal of Trust Report, which detailed the inquiry findings, made a range of recommendations, including the need to better protect children from child abuse when they access services provided by organisations.
Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing these recommendations.