A History of Helping Kids
THE Children's Protection Society (CPS) opened its doors in 1896 as the Victorian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (VSPCC).
It was a turbulent time in Australia's history which was reflected in high levels of addiction, homelessness and social alienation--a situation not dissimilar to that in which we find ourselves today.
CPS is one of the oldest independent child welfare organisations in Victoria and holds a unique place in the history of Australian child protection.
Throughout the past 116 years, CPS has accumulated a distinguished record of leadership and innovation in the design and provision of integrated child welfare services.
CPS is unrelenting in its dedication to provide early intervention and effective support to Victoria’s most vulnerable children.
Not only does CPS provide counselling and support to children experiencing maltreatment and their families, we are also funded to provide counselling for children exhibiting sexually abusive behaviours, support services for first-time mothers, and men’s programs specifically designed to cultivate fathers' abilities as both parents and partners.
With a diverse portfolio of services and programs that are funded through local, state and federal government, foundations and philanthropic trusts, and public donations, the Children's Protection Society will forge ahead into the future finding groundbreaking ways to help children and their families.