Prosody Blog

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

June 5, 2017

Legislative Changes to Working with Children Checks in Victoria

This entry highlights the key updates occurring with the Working with Children Check requirements in Victoria, made in response to recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual

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September 21, 2016

Important information before Parliament now – Child Safe Standards and your organisation

The Victorian State Government has recently introduced into the Parliament The Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Oversight and Enforcement of Child Safe Standards) Bill 2016.  What do you need to know?

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August 10, 2016

Changes to NSW Child Protection Legislation

On 2 November 2015, The NSW Government introduced reforms to strengthen the protection of children, particularly in situations where they are not in the care of their parents or families. These changes have been made under the Child Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2015 and affect all employers and organisations providing child-related services with roles that require a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance.   A summary of the changes, as provided by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian can be found in this blog entry.  

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March 5, 2015

Sexting and Young People

If you work with young people, you no doubt know about sexting – the act of sending nude or provocative pictures via text on mobile phone or social media.  What you may not know is that doing so amounts to a criminal offense under Commonwealth Law, even if all parties are willing.

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