2023 Victorian Protecting Children Awards – winners announced!

Recognising and celebrating individuals, teams and groups who demonstrate excellence in working with children, young people and families.
5 September 2023

There were many inspiring and heart-warming moments shared at the 2023 Victorian Protecting Children Awards 20th anniversary ceremony today, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.  

The Victorian Protecting Children Awards recognised and celebrated people from across the child and family services sector, child protection, government and academic organisations, foster, kinship and permanent carers, volunteers and community members.

Awards were presented across 11 categories, honouring the individuals, teams and groups who help keep children and young people safe, and families strong. Congratulations to everyone who received an award.

Each of the winners have shown exceptional commitment to positively impacting the lives of children, young people and their families across the state.  

A foster carer of more than 300 children over the past 38 years, and a ground-breaking education program supporting 250 young people in out-of-home care are among the winners of this year’s Victorian Protecting Children Awards.

You can read the short stories behind each of the outstanding winners by visiting the Victorian Protecting Children Awards.