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NSW Government releases Guide to Child Safe Standards

The Office of the Children’s Guardian in New South Wales has created and released a new guide, designed to support organisations, including those in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, to implement the Child Safe Standards recommended by the child abuse royal commission and endorsed by the NSW Government.

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by Freya Lucas

Important changes to QLD Child Protection framework to commence 31 August

Queenslanders seeking work that will bring them into contact with children will no longer be able to commence employment while their application for a Blue Card, as the child protection check is known in Queensland, is pending, effective 31 August 2020.

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by Freya Lucas

WHO releases new guidelines on boosting development of children from birth - three

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines on boosting the development and well-being of children aged birth to three years of age earlier in the year, which have been joined by a “nurturing framework”, each of which mark a significant shift in thinking about how best to meet children’s needs from ‘survive’ to ‘thrive’.

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by Freya Lucas

ACECQA launches new mapping tool showing real-time open/closed status of ECEC services

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) have launched a new close to real-time mapping tool that displays which services are open and which early childhood education and care (ECEC) services have been temporarily closed across Australia.

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by Jason Roberts

AEU survey reveals impact of budget cuts on TAFE: 1400 responses received

More than three quarters (76 per cent) of respondents to a recent survey of TAFE employees from every TAFE institution in Australia said that they had considered leaving the sector in the last three years, with survey results showing the depth of impact years of strict budgeting measures has had on the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

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by Freya Lucas

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