2019 Federal Budget – Leaving struggling families and children behind

2019 Federal Budget – Leaving struggling families and children behind

This week, the Federal Government demonstrated a disturbing lack of commitment to struggling Australian families and children. We are deeply concerned by the Federal Government’s lack of vision for how it will support Australian children, young people and families experiencing disadvantage. Despite growing calls from all sides of politics, the Government has again stayed silent

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We are all responsible for the safety of children: and it’s time to act

We are all responsible for the safety of children: and it’s time to act

The social norm that children should be seen but not heard, which prevailed for unknown decades, provided the opportunity for some adults to abuse the power. – Hon Justice McLennan All children and young people have the right to be heard, and the right to be safe. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child

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Working with the NDIS to support families at risk – training opportunities

Click here to see a catalogue of NDIS Resources The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a significant change in how people with disability and Child and Family Services (CFS) service providers interact. The NDIS is an opportunity to support families where there is a disability in new ways. The Scheme can provide valuable tools

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Beyond Your Command: Youth Activism Today – a Wheeler Centre Event

We’re very excited to be partnering with the Wheeler Centre on an event showcasing the incredible activism and work of young people in Australia. On the streets, on the airwaves and online – a new generation of young Australian activists are speaking up and demanding action on climate change, Indigenous self-determination, queer rights and more.

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Education Guide for Carers of Children Living in Out-of-Home Care in Victoria

Education Guide for Carers of Children Living in Out-of-Home Care in Victoria

Fostering a love of learning and having high educational expectations and aspirations for all children and young people is vital. Actively supporting their learning, development and education will help to prepare and position them for a fulfilling, rewarding and positive life. This guide provides carers with information about the supports and services to assist them

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Child Safeguarding training for your organisation in 2019

Child Safeguarding training for your organisation in 2019

A key strategy for organisations in preventing risk to children is to cultivate a culture of awareness, transparency and communication.” – the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry The Centre is pleased to announce a dedicated child safeguarding training calendar for 2019. Topics include: The Reportable Conduct Scheme for Phase 3 Organisations Child Safe Standards: An Introduction Embedding

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