From 27 September 2018, the Child Information Sharing Scheme and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme will commence for: all child protection practitioners senior Housing Officers a range of DHHS funded agencies. The two information sharing schemes extend existing information sharing permissions for prescribed organisations and workforces and all prescribed agencies are required to make the […]
Protecting Children With New Religious Confession Laws 7th Sep 2018 People in religious ministry will face criminal charges if they fail to report child abuse – including when disclosed during confession – under new laws to be introduced by a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. The systemic and horrific abuse of children revealed in the Royal […]
The Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety has compiled this summary of their research to inform practitioners about the impact of family violence on children.
The NAIDOC Children’s Day will be held on Wednesday 11th July 10 am – 3 pm and has Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural inspired activities for the whole family including: traditional foods cultural performances giveaways for children wildlife and interactive displays lots more Venue is at Square Primary School. 19 Maple Street. Golden Square […]
FRMP has new information regarding their brokerage program and therapeutic programs.
The ‘Free from Violence’ First Action Plan, forming part of the Prevention of Violence Against Women national initiative has been released and includes Community Partnership Grants open in March for community groups to trial and evaluate new approaches to violence prevention.
The Centre for Non-Violence is hosting a celebration of the ‘Solving the Jigsaw’ program on Friday 23rd February at the Footscray Arts Centre. For more details see the email invitation from CNV.
The National Survey offers children and young people with a care experience the opportunity to share with CREATE, their experiences living in the care system. It has now been five years since CREATE’s Report Card ‘Experiencing Out-of-Home Care in Australia: The views of children and young people‘ (McDowall, 2013). This report has been fundamental in […]
The Statewide Children’s Resource Program has produced a factsheet to answer common questions about how to correctly record SHIP data when working with children. You can print this resource from our Practice Information page
The Naidoc week theme for 2017 is ‘Our Languages Matter‘, aimed at celebrating the important role that Aboriginal languages play in linking people to their land, culture and history. There is increasing concern about the need to preserve and maintain indigenous Australian people’s language and it is hoped that Naidoc week will remind people of […]