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.

August 22, 2022

What’s new in Child Safe Practice in Victoria

By Annette Gillespie, National Lead Safeguarding Children Services    The Victorian Child Safe Standards were first introduced by the Commission for Children and Young People in Victoria with seven Standards in January 2016.  A recent review of the Standards resulted in new Standards being added to strengthen child safe practice and align the Standards with …

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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 5, 2016

Permanency and Stability in Out of Home Care

We recently had the opportunity to submit to the Victorian Enquiry into the Implementation of the Children, Youth and Families Amendments (Permanent Care and Other Matters) ACT 2014 (Permanency Amendment Inquiry). In the submission, we highlighted our experience working with children placed in Out of Home Care in Victoria, as well as our strongly held belief that permanence promotes stability. 

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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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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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