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Use of evaluation in Australian child and family welfare organisations – survey

Share your thoughts on evaluation in child and family organisations and go into the running to win a $100 prize.

Are you a practitioner or team leader in a child and family welfare organisation?

Are you an internal evaluator or person responsible for evaluation in a child and family welfare organisation?

A world-first research project on the use of evaluation in Australian child and family welfare organisations is currently underway at The University of Melbourne.

New child safety practice launched

A new Child Safety Practice Framework was launched on 26 August. The Queensland Government’s response to the Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody) Final Report continues to bring changes to the child welfare system in Queensland. The Director General stated that the new system will significantly impact how the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services works with vulnerable families, with a greater focus on supporting families to provide a safe and secure home for their children.

Child Protection Australia 2012-13

The 2012-13 edition of Child Protection Australia repport was released on 25 July 2014. The report describes child protection order, out-of-home care, intensive family support and carer data.

Previously unreported analyses were possible, such as the number of substantiations per child, co-occurring types of abuse, socio-economic status and unique counts of children receiving child protection services.

Child Abuse Royal Commission releases short films

The Child Abuse Royal Commission has created some films for people who have experienced child sexual abuse in an institution, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The purpose of the project is to raise awareness of the Royal Commission within the community and encourage survivors of child sexual abuse to share their story. The five short films to be released are:

Ipswich Region Child Protection Week Awards and Gala Dinner

The Ipswich District Child Protection Week Committee has introduced the Child Protection Week awards to promote the safety and well being of children across the Ipswich and West Moreton Region.

The awards project is proudly sponsored by Mission Australia Communities for Children Inala to Ipswich.

The awards aim to raise awareness and highlight the importance of child protection in our communities whilst at the same time recognising the efforts, programs, services and achievements that individuals and organisation have accomplished.

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