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At a Glance

BCYF (Barwon Child, Youth & Family) is an independent, not-for-profit community service organisation that provides, delivers and develops services, where the need exists, that advance the rights and well-being of children, young people and their families.

BCYF provides services to clients via its client services platform that includes Early Years, Family & Community services, Out of Home Care, Specialist Intervention Services, Youth Services and headspace Geelong. The organisation collaborates with communities and service partners to ensure a more responsive system of service delivery to meet a diverse range of needs of children, young people and families.

The organisation is governed by a Board of Directors and supported by an experienced Executive team. With more than 300 staff, BCYF is committed to service excellence, social impact and organisational sustainability.

We operate in the Barwon Area of the West Division of Victoria, responding to the needs of vulnerable communities and towns in six municipalities:

  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Surf Coast Shire
  • Golden Plains Shire
  • Colac Otway Shire
  • Borough of Queenscliffe
  • Corangamite Shire.

BCYF also delivers services in co-located and community-based environments across the catchment areas and via home outreach.

BCYF is a recognised provider of quality service delivery to vulnerable and less advantaged youth and families with high and complex needs. Particular emphasis is placed on prevention and early intervention programs, complemented by a range of justice and counselling and support services.

Six service platforms address these needs:

  • Early Years Program 
  • Family and Community services
  • Out-of-Home Care 
  • Youth Services
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs & Mental Health Services
  • headspace  

Click here for our Client Information brochure which includes information on how to provide feedback, privacy and client rights and responsibilities. Hard copy brochures are available at all BCYF sites.