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Collecting data from parents and children for the purpose of evaluation: Issues for mentoring programs in disadvantaged communities

This wiki outlines the challenges mentoring programs may face when they seek to collect data directly from parents and children for the purposes of evaluation. It contains some examples of how child and family services can engage children and families in the evaluation process in order to overcome some of those challenges. Key messages Many child and …

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Reporting Abuse and Neglect: State and Territory Departments Responsible for Protecting Children.

This resource sheet provides information about how to report suspected child abuse or neglect. In Australia, state and territory governments are responsible for receiving reports of suspected child abuse and neglect from members of the public. Anyone who suspects, on reasonable grounds, that a child or young person is at risk of being abused and/or …

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Helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents

This resource provides contact details and links to a number of helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people, and parents. Services are grouped according to the area in which they operate: Australia-wide Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia If you or someone you know …

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Children’s commissioners and guardians

This wiki outlines the role and duties of children’s commissioners, and explains the differences between the various offices in each state and territory. This information is provided as a guide only, and is current up to the date of publication. Individuals are encouraged to check the currency of any information that is provided by contacting relevant …

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Images of children and young people online

The Internet has become a popular communication tool for children and young people, as well as adults, businesses and organisations. There are a range of reasons why people or organisations might wish to publish images of people online, including for recording, documenting and advertising or for promoting an organisation’s activities and experiences. Organisations involved with …

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Mandatory reporting

What is mandatory reporting? Mandatory reporting is a term used to describe the legislative requirement imposed on selected classes of people to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to government authorities. Parliaments in all Australian states and territories have enacted mandatory reporting laws of some description. However, the laws are not the same …

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National Child Protection Standards

Each day, children across Australia come into contact with a variety of organisations such as schools, child care centers, hospitals, religious institutions, and sports and recreation clubs. The development and implementation of policy and legislation that provides for the pre-employment screening of adults who work or volunteer in child-related organisations is an important strategy for …

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