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Social & community

We negotiate with Victorian and Australian Governments and other stakeholders for funding and provision of council provided social and community services.

By developing planning frameworks and capacity-building initiatives, we assist councils with their service provision.

We host the Human Services Committee and hold regular forums for council staff.

The roles of each level of government in planning, funding and delivering human services is recognised by a partnership protocol between us, the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education and Training.

When appropriate, we establish memorandums of understanding and program partnership agreements between state and local governments.

Social and community news

Human services systems

We facilitated the delivery of two online systems to transform the way the local government sector deals with family data and collaborates with other human services agencies.

  • Child Development Information System (CDIS) – a connected healthcare system currently being used by councils in the maternal and child health space.– a connected healthcare system currently being used by councils in the maternal and child health space.
  • Patchwork – connects human services practitioners across different agencies who share the same client.

Policy areas

We actively assist members around these social and community services:

Aboriginal affairs
Aboriginal affairs
Ageing
Ageing
Alcohol and other drugs
Alcohol and drugs
Arts and culture
Arts and culture
Children and families
Children and families
Community engagement
Community engagement
Cultural diversity
Cultural diversity
Disability
Disability
Drugs and alcohol
Drugs and alcohol
Early years
Early years
Gambling
Gambling
Gender equity
Gender equity
Home and community care
Home and community care
Libraries
Libraries
Maternal and child health
Maternal and child health
Smoking and tobacco
Smoking and tobacco

Human services bulletins

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