As another class of 14 students completes our Hand Brake Turn program, we are reminded of the incredible accomplishments of the young people that we have the privilege of working with.
This week we take the opportunity to celebrate the contribution of women at Concern Australia. From all perspectives, we believe that the contribution of women to our organisation is gigantic and, greatly enables the work we are able to do.
Providing support and hope for young people, that’s how Burke & Beyond and Hand Brake Turn established a valuable partnership in 2019 that helps vulnerable young people transition into adulthood with all the elements required to thrive.
Did you know that in Australia, there are more than 3.24 million people living below the poverty line? That includes 774,000 children. This is unacceptable, and at Concern Australia we will continue to advocate to do something about it.
As more families find themselves in stressful situations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks to children grow. The 30th anniversary of Child Protection Week is an important reminder about protecting children in these unstable times.
Concern Australia welcomes the Andrews Government’s ongoing investment in caring for the most vulnerable people in our community by providing more support than ever before for at‑risk children, their families and their carers as part of a massive $1.2 billion boost for the children and families system in Victoria.