Victorian Protecting Children Awards – nominations now open!

18 March 2024
Nominations for the 2024 Victorian Protecting Children Awards are now open.
The annual awards recognise and celebrate individuals, teams and groups who demonstrate excellence in working with children, young people and families.

These prestigious awards have been running for 21 years, showcasing the incredible effort and passion across the Victorian child and family services sector and community. 

There are twelve categories open to nominations for those working across the child and family services sector, child protection, government and academic organisations, foster, kinship and permanent carers, volunteers and community members. 

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their exceptional efforts to help keep children and young people safe, and families strong? Nominate them today! 

Anyone can submit nominations for the below 2024 Victorian Protecting Children Awards:

  • Robin Clark Leadership Award
  • Robin Clark Making a Difference Award
  • Minister's Award for Excellence in Protecting Children 
  • Foster Carer Award 
  • Kinship Carer Award 
  • Engaging Kids in School Award 
  • Keeping At Risk Young People Safe Award 
  • CREATE Positive Impacts Award – managed by the CREATE Foundation
  • Child and Youth Empowerment Award – managed by the Commission for Children and Young People
  • The Walda Blow Aboriginal Children and Young People Award – managed by the Commission for Children and Young People
  • Leaving a Legacy Award – managed by the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
  • Chief Practitioner’s Award – open to Department of Families, Fairness and Housing staff only.

The Foster Carer Award and Kinship Carer Award are new categories this year, expanding on the previous Carer Award category. 

Nominations will close on Friday 5 April 2024 at 5.00 pm.

Nominating people and teams for the awards is a great way to show how much you value their dedication to making a positive difference for children, young people and families in the Victorian community. 

Finalists will be announced in early August 2024. Winners will be announced during Child Protection Week in early September at the 2024 Victorian Protecting Children Awards ceremony. 

To nominate and for more information, visit the Victorian Protecting Children Awards website