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At a Glance

Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF) 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.

Barwon Child, Youth & Family also delivers services in co-located and community-based environments across the catchment areas and via home outreach.

Barwon Child, Youth & Family 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.

Five service platforms address these needs:

  • Early Years Program (including Kindergarten Cluster Management)
  • Family and Community services
  • Out-of-Home Care & Placement Prevention
  • Youth Services
  • Special Intervention Services.