Prosody Blog

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

May 31, 2018

The story of Matti – why good service design in Therapeutic Residential Care means better outcomes for children and young people in care.

An exploration of Australia's need for good service design in Therapeutic Residential Care, when done well results in better outcomes for children and young people in care.

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April 12, 2018

Australia’s National Therapeutic Care Alliance – Part 1

An exploration of Australia's need for a National Therapeutic Care Alliance to clarify collective thinking, resource quality research and explore complex practice and standards for Australian children and young people in Out of Home Care. 

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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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March 8, 2018

The 2018 ARACY Report Card: the wellbeing of Australian children and young people

The 2018 ARACY Report Card released last week highlights issues affecting children and young people in Australia. Using the latest data available from a range of sources, it shows how Australia is tracking at both the national level and for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population

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September 6, 2017

Who should report what? A guide to Reportable Conduct Schemes in Australia

Produced by the Safeguarding Children Program, this blog contains an up-to-date summary of the various reportable conduct schemes in Australia, highlighting the differences in the management of the reporting and assessment processes.

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December 2, 2016

Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport

What needs to be addressed to make Australian sport safer for children and young people?  Monique Blom shares about how the Safeguarding Children Program are now working with the Australian Sports Commission,  aiming to review, analyse and commence next steps for implementing a safeguarding approach to children and young people, based on the endorsed standards of the ACF Safeguarding Children Program.

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November 17, 2016

Residential Care in Australia

There has been ongoing concern about the safety and quality of children’s experiences in Australia’s residential care systems for a very long time. The ABC Four Corners program that aired last week, 'Broken Homes', is another example of the concerns that have been expressed by many. We heard again about the lack of safety experienced by the young people and the failures in the system to support staff. The program raised many questions about child protection systems in Australia. This blog reflects on some of those questions.

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October 17, 2016

A 30 year journey

It is 30 years almost to the day that the Australian Childhood Foundation was first incorporated as an organisation, and here, Foundation CEO Dr Joe Tucci reflects on why we were first formed, what we have achieved, and what is yet to be done for children.

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July 20, 2015

11 interesting projects that have protected and supported vulnerable children

CEO Joe Tucci shares a summary of 11 interesting projects we have recently been involved with that have protected and supported children.

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