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OzChild uses Children’s Week to highlight the importance of early intervention

OzChild, the largest provider of evidence-based and evidence-informed foster and kinship care programs in Australia, has used this year’s Children’s Week theme “Children have the right to good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they will stay healthy” to highlight that health includes overall wellbeing, and the right to live safely at home.

17 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

1 in 3 children report feeling ‘not at all safe’; AWAVA issues statement against inquiry

Over 100 peak bodies and practitioners working to prevent and respond to violence against women and children launched a joint statement last week, rejecting the legitimacy of the Federal Government’s new Family Law Inquiry.

17 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Book aims to give children traumatised by messy custody disputes “a glimmer of hope”

Years spent working in Family Law Courts, observing children caught in the middle of complicated custody battles led QC Darren Mort to want to reach out to the children themselves, to reassure them that they are more than pawns in a very adult battle.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

‘Ignored, dismissed, out in the cold’ – parents of children with ASD share their experiences

Parents of children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have shared their experience of working with medical practitioners as they navigate initial concerns for their child, further investigations, and finally, formal diagnosis.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Children’s Week highlights the rights of children to good physical and mental health

The right of all children to the highest standard of health care, including mental health care, is the focus of this year’s National Children’s Week, which runs from 19-27 October, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has said.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas