Prosody Blog

Articles and conversations dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people in need of support, protection and care

September 13, 2018

Child Protection Week

This blog article was written by Noel Macnamara, National Manager Policy and Research at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   It’s been over a week since child protection week. A great opportunity for us to reflect on how we care for the more vulnerable children and young people in our community. I am reminded of the …

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April 3, 2018

What is advocacy in child protection environments?

Recently, a member of the community wrote in asking about what the Australian Childhood Foundation does to advocate for children.  They wanted to know what advocacy was, how the Foundation was involved in advocacy endeavours and how we felt the community could help.

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August 8, 2016

Don Dale : Beyond Anger

Reflecting on 'Australia's Shame' and the outrage that has followed the airing of the Four Corners episode, Lauren Thomas considers what we as a group of professionals working with vulnerable children can do.

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August 4, 2015

For the Love of a Child

A just society advocates the loudest for its most silenced, not for its most powerful writes Dr Joe Tucci, encouraging each of us to speak up for children.

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February 19, 2015

Big Day Scout

Recently, we were invited to participate in the Big Day Scout, the largest gathering of Scouts in Victoria in the last 50 years.

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January 7, 2015

Championing the #NotAnotherChild cause

The topic of child abuse leaves many people feeling somewhat overwhelmed, disempowered and uncertain about how they can play a part in the protection of children. Much of the #NotAnotherChild campaign is aimed at redressing this gap in understanding, so that as a community, we all begin to feel more confident in engaging with the issue in ways that make a meaningful difference.  In this blog entry, Dani Colvin highlights two examples of how members of the Australian community have used their abilities to help start conversation and increase awareness of child abuse.

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November 20, 2014

The #NotAnotherChild Movement – What is it about?

We recently launched a new campaign #notanotherchild to change the Australian community's perception of child abuse. We would love it if you would join us.

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