Media focus on homeless children and youth

Media focus on homeless children and youth

Today’s media update reflects Homeless Persons’ Week, with several reports highlighting impacts on children, youth and women.

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Media continues focus on sentencing changes

Media continues focus on sentencing changes

Today’s media update reflects a continuing focus on the sentencing survey recently launched by the Victorian Government (see previous media scan). The Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry, children’s health and proposed family law changes also feature.
 

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Have your say on after-hours child protection protocol

Have your say on after-hours child protection protocol

The Department of Human Services has invited the Centre to gather sector feedback on the protocol for out-of-home care providers contacting the After Hours Child Protection Emergency Service (AHCPES).

Development of the interim protocol began in 2007, and the current consultation will help to consolidate the protocol based on sector experience since then.

The consultation will be open from Monday 1 August until close of business on Friday 26 August.

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Facing up to Facebook promotes safe use of technology

Today social media brings many benefits as well as challenges, with technologies such as Facebook looming large in often sensational media coverage. With vulnerable children, young people and families, a key challenge is supporting the safe use of these technologies rather than preventing access and further entrenching disadvantage across the digital divide.

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Paul Ronalds presenting at the Centre's local governance forum

Local governance the focus of first Inquiry forum

Paul Ronalds presenting at the Centre's local governance forum

The first of the Centre’s forums on the key themes of its submission to the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry was held today with a focus on local governance and outcomes frameworks.

The forum considered a draft issues paper on this theme that will be submitted to the Inquiry in early August and published online here.

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