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It’s good that children’s mental health is finally being addressed – but there is more to do

Deb Tsorbaris, Thursday, 30th June 2022 -  Despite immense progress in the space, infant mental health remains comparatively unaddressed and often poorly understood, writes Deb Tsorbaris. An unprecedented shift in the

Re-imagining the child protection system

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Thursday, 9th June 2022 -  In the wake of conversations about the excessive workloads of child protection workers, Dr Lisa J. Griffiths questions why we keep focusing on the flaws in the system, instead of talking

Strengthening parental participation to improve outcomes for children and families

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, shines a light on the approach behind the centre’s Voice of Parents project. COVID-19 has placed immense

Philanthropy strategies when funding family violence during COVID

Teresa Zolnierkiewicz, Monday, 31st August 2020 -  Many philanthropists recognise that family violence is an area of intense need right now, but they often have limited understanding as to how to effectively respond, writes Teresa

SA Govt Accepts Responsibility for Failed Child Protection System

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th August 2016 -    The South Australian Government has accepted responsibility for the failings of the state’s child protection system in response to the final report of the Child Protection

Submissions Open for Vic Services Connect Trials

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th July 2014 -  The Victorian Government has called for submissions from Not for Profits interested in taking part in the trials of the eight new Services Connect sites. According to the Government,…

Calls for Sector-led Input on ‘Services Connect’

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 -  The Victorian Government is expected to make a call out for submissions in the next two weeks to Not for Profits interested in taking part in the trials of its eight new Services Connect…


Time to Think ‘Solutions’ to Child Abuse

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th February 2014 -  Not for Profit leaders, academics, practitioners and policy makers need to come together to cultivate innovative new ways to ensure child safety, writes Dr Sarah Wise from the Berry

Catholic Church Responds to Abuse Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 13th November 2013 -  The Catholic Archbishop Denis Hart has accepted the highly critical findings of the Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into child abuse also saying the Committee’s report…

Children ‘Left Out’ of Disaster Planning – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th October 2013 -  More planning goes into managing the needs of animals than children during disasters and emergencies, a report by Save the Children has found. The report, Don’t leave me alone:

Young People At Risk Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th November 2012 - 
 A new AIHW report finds links between social inclusion and issues of child abuse and homelessness.  A new report into children and young people at risk of social exclusion…

Child Protection Needs Collective Impact Model

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th November 2012 -  Australia needs to embrace the concept of collective impact to solve issues around child protection, according to a visiting US expert. Dr Deborah Daro, a US Senior Research Fellow…
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