Congratulations to Victorian Protecting Children Award winners

13 September 2022
On Wednesday 7 September, over 600 people attended the 2022 Victorian Protecting Children Awards online ceremony. Groups and individuals from across the state were recognised for their excellence in protecting children, young people and families.

The event highlighted the dedication, compassion and resilience of people across Victoria’s family services sector and community and the critical role they play in shaping brighter futures for children and young people.

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees, finalists and award winners.

2022 Victorian Protecting Children Awards Winners

  • Robin Clark Leadership Award: Deb Tsorbaris, Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare
  • Robin Clark Making a Difference Award: COVID-19 Emergency Response for Child and Young People (CERCY), MacKillop Family Services and Ability Assist
  • Minister’s Award for Innovation in Protecting Children: Emma Toone, Berry Street
  • Chief Practitioner’s Award: Natasha Sergent, DFFH East Division
  • Carer Award: Toni and Paul Gauntlet, MacKillop Family Services
  • Engaging Kids in School Award: VACCA Education Team, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Keeping At Risk Young People Safe Award: Emily Nester, Berry Street
  • CREATE Positive Impacts Award: Kellie Addicoat, MacKillop Family Services
  • Children and Youth Empowerment Award: Ministerial Youth Advisory Group (MYAG)
  • Leaving a Legacy Award: Gerard Jones
  • The Walda Blow Aboriginal Children and Young People Award: North East Melbourne Area Aboriginal Family Led Decision Maker Convenors, DFFH

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