Prosody Blog

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

July 22, 2019

Vale Anton Hermann

It was with a great deal of shock and sadness that the Australian Childhood Foundation learned that Anton Hermann had been involved in a tragic bicycle accident and passed away on Saturday 6th July 2019. Anton has been involved with the Foundation, through the Safeguarding Children Program, since the program moved to the ACF in …

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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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April 4, 2017

Maintaining a Safeguarding Culture

The Safeguarding Children Program is fundamentally about implementing and sustaining processes that create a safeguarding culture and ensure the on-going safety of children and young people within organisations. But, once organisations have begun this process, how do they go about maintaining a culture that protects children?

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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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April 27, 2016

Child Safe Standards – Victoria

The Victorian Government is introducing compulsory child safe Standards for organisations that work with children. The Standards will support organisations to protect children from abuse and exploitation by their staff and volunteers.

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February 10, 2016

Changes and Developments in Safeguarding Children

The past two years have seen many developments in the Safeguarding Program.  We thought we'd take the opportunity to bring you all up to date. 

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