Victoria’s peak body for child and family services has recognised ethical and respectful journalism on issues affecting children, young people and families experiencing vulnerability. As part of the Centre’s annual media awards, six awards have been presented on news stories covering topics including family violence, out-of-home care and homelessness.
The winners recognised in 2022 are:
- Best story about children – winner: David Estcourt and Sumeyya Ilanbey, The Age, Parliamentary inquiry recommends raising age of criminal responsibility to 14
- Best story about children – highly commended – winner: Amy Hall, Natasha Kaul, SBS, Teen activists vow to keep fighting for ‘climate justice’, despite Federal Court ruling against them
- Best story about families – winner: Matilda Marozzi, ABC Radio Melbourne,
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- Best story about children or young people in out-of-home care – winner: Katri Uibu, ABC, Bad Parent
- Best story about young people – winner: Jewel Topsfield and Sophie Aubrey, We’re not ‘snowflakes’: Why young people have it harder than ever
- Best story about young people – highly commended: Hannah Kwon, A campaign to smash the stigma of mental health is being launched to end youth suicide
The winners were selected from a shortlist for each category, which included impressive stories from ABC, The Age, SBS and rural and regional publications.