The Inclusion Hub is a new online tool for australian families, communities and practitioners, giving them the resources they need to take control of thier journey with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Bringing together a range of childhoos disability resources, the site makes it easy to search for answers in one place. It includes overviews and articles, a glossary, newsletters, website links, checklists, downloads, a resource directory and more. All of this has been curated by Early Childhood Intervention Australia's (ECIA's) experts, to create a hub you can rely on.
Victoria is introducing compulsory minimum standards that will apply to organisations that provide services for children to help ensure the safety of children. This page includes a list of in scope organisations for the proposed child safe standards, which will come into effect for phase 1 organisations on 1 January 2016. The Commission for Children & Young People is responsible for assisting Category 1 and 2 organisations to be compliant with the new mandatory Child Safe Standards, and have developed a helpful guide and tip sheets.
The Generation Next Youtube Channel provides you with the latest strategies and information in youth mental health anywhere, anytime. From the comfort of your home or on your way home from work, it provides you with useful tips and advice to better support the young people in your life. Subscribe today to access FREE, quality information! Content accessed on our channel can also count towards self-allocated professional development points for teachers, counsellors and psychologists.
The Child Protection Toolkit has been created by Moores and Our Community as part of our shared commitment to promoting child safety, and helping not-for-profit organisations ensure compliance with the complex web of legislation in this area. The toolkit is designed to be read by school council members, principals and senior teachers, as well as board/committee members and senior managers of any not-for-profit organisation that works with children, though anyone can and should take it upon themselves to ensure every organisation is acting appropriately. Download the Child Protection Toolkit
Victoria has introduced compulsory minimum standards for organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from abuse. The child safe standards will apply to organisations from 1 January 2016. Education, awareness raising and helping organisations to create and maintain child safe environments will be the initial focus of the child safe standards. The Victorian government has released a toolkit for organisations, which includes guidance on human resources, good leadership and what to do if a child discloses abuse. They can be downloaded below:
- Child safe standards presentation (ppt 1.4 MB)
- Resource 1 - Good leadership and governance in child safe organisations (doc 55.5 KB)
- Resource 2 - Child safe policy and statement of commitment (doc 70.5 KB)
- Resource 3 - Code of conduct (including sample code of conduct) (doc 59.0 KB)
- Resource 4 - Human resources practices for child safe organisations (doc 61.5 KB)
- Resource 5 - Recruitment practices for child safe organisations (doc 83.0 KB)
- Resource 6 - What to do when an allegation of child abuse is made (doc 65.5 KB)
- Resource 7 - Sample incident report template (doc 68.0 KB)
Finding an Auspice Organisation- Youth Central Sometimes grants are set up so that only organisations, and not individuals or groups of individuals can apply for them. That doesn't mean that you have to give up on the idea of applying for that grant, though. You could still apply for it with the help of an auspice organisation. Check Youth Central's website for more information.