The Child Saving Council was established in Victoria in 1910, when a group of 'child savers' came together in 1910. The Council's aims included promoting the work of child welfare organisations and discussion among these organisations. In 1912, the Council became the Children's Welfare Association of Victoria.
1910 - 1912 Child Saving Council
1912 - 2003 Children's Welfare Association of Victoria
2003 - Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
Sources used to compile this entry: Barnard, Jill; Twigg, Karen, Holding on to Hope: a history of the founding agencies of MacKillop Family Services 1854-1997, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2004; Scott, Dorothy and Shurlee Swain, Confronting cruelty: historical perspectives on child protection in Australia, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic, 2002.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 7 May 2010, Last modified: 28 October 2011