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Media enquiries

Clare Lombardi
Marketing & Communications Manager, Kids First
273 Settlement Road,
Thomastown Victoria 3074 

M: 0427 181 778
Or email [email protected] 

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Kids First's purpose

Our vision is to see all children and young people thrive in resilient, strong and safe families and communities. To do this, we design and deliver educational, family and support services to children, parents and families in Melbourne.

From our beginnings in 1896 as the Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (VSPCC) and later the Children's Protection Society (CPS) we have been at the heart of community care. In 2018 we changed our name to Kids First, reflecting with absolute clarity, our mission that places kids at the heart of everything we do.

Our proud history is matched with a progressive mindset as we continually deliver Australian-first, evidence based programs. These span universal early learning, parenting programs to foster healthy relationships and one to one counselling and group sessions for children and adults to overcome the trauma of abuse or neglect. We know our programs are effective because they're built on evidence.

Over the years, we have supported thousands of families to transform their lives by managing life's challenges in ways that build resilience and hope for the future.