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Prosody Blog

Prosody is the pitch and tone of the human voice. It is the very essence of connection. Our blog hosts articles and stories dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people.

May 29, 2024

On Us welcomes Phillip Doorgachurn

We are thrilled to announce that Phil Doorgachurn has joined Australian Childhood Foundation as the new General Manager of Strategic Child Safeguarding Initiatives. Phil brings with him an extensive career spanning 18 years, dedicated to safeguarding children around the globe. His extensive experience and unwavering commitment to child safety make him the perfect leader for …

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January 23, 2024

Championing organisational cultures of safeguarding

‘Championing organisational cultures of safeguarding’ blog article was written by Jacintha Condillac, Senior Consultant, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, new state legislation including new practice standard frameworks such as the Tasmanian Child and Youth Safe Organisations Framework, the revised Victorian Child Safe Standards and the implementation of …

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April 12, 2023

Safeguarding children and young people today and tomorrow

‘Safeguarding children and young people today and tomorrow’ blog article was written by Jessica Carter, Knowledge Mobilisation Lead, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. Over the past 15 years, the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Safeguarding Services has partnered with over 300 organisations nationally and internationally to strengthen the capacity of institutions to keep children and young …

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September 9, 2020

Putting children first in organisations

This blog article was written by Deb Holmes, Manager in Safeguarding Children Services at the Australian Childhood Foundation.  At Safeguarding Children Services within the Australian Childhood Foundation every week and every day is about putting children first.  Our work with organisations is focussed on building their capacity to keep the children and young people that …

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May 8, 2018

Managing critical incidents to protect children – Part 2

This blog is the second part of a two-part serious on critical incident management to protect children.

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May 7, 2018

Managing critical incidents to protect children – Part 1

Rhiannon Wright looks at what the essential elements of a critical incident management system are; elements that promote both the well being of children and the strengthening of systems.

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March 5, 2018

Changes to Child Safe Legislation in Victoria

Amendments to the Child Well-being and Safety Act came into effect on the 27th February 2018, and are designed to clarify the operation of the Reportable Conduct Scheme and Child Safe Standards.

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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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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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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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