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June 2016

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Let their voices be heard is In the Spotlight

Let their Voices be Heard is a whole of community project coordinated by Bundaberg’s Child and Youth Protection Partnership (now Bundaberg’s Child, Youth & Family Alliance) in collaboration with individuals, organisations and services who work with or interface with children and young people. This project formed part of a 3 stage child and family friendly project with the longer...

Vic Auditor-General reviews progress with Vic resi care services

In 2014, the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office audited residential care services for children and young people in Victoria. The audit found that the Department of Health and Human Services had failed to oversee and ensure the safety and development of children in the residential care system, and that there were significant shortcomings in the quality of oversight and staffing of services,...

Good, but not good enough!

PeakCare welcomes changes to Youth Justice laws passed by Parliament last week. These changes include, amongst others, the re-introduction of youth justice conferencing, the abandonment of boot camp orders, removal of the provision for findings of guilt for a childhood offence when no conviction is recorded to be admissible in court when later sentencing the person for an adult offence, the rein...

Youth Care Support Services (YCSS) Child, Youth and Family Intervention Service is In the Spotlight

Respect, Empower & Achieve are the mantras of YCSS Child, Youth and Family Intervention Service. They endeavour to ensure that each child and young person is noted and respected for their uniqueness. In working with children and young people, particularly in their advocacy work, they are a voice for children and young people and as such encourage young people to also find their own voices. E...

Amovita is In the Spotlight

Amovita has as its mantra – inspiring business and people excellence. They have a culture of cohesion and creativity. Their consultants and support staff are problem solvers who avoid risk averse processing and continuously look for new and improved ways of working with clients and the community services sector. They describe their ‘approach’ as refreshingly different in that t...

A Street University for young people by young people is In the Spotlight

The Street University is a youth development project created by the Ted Noffs Foundation. Originally named The Wayside Foundation, Noffs Foundation was founded in 1970 by Australian humanitarian, Reverend Ted Noffs and his wife. Prior to establishing the Foundation, Noffs established Sydney’s first crisis centre in 1968, set up the first Drug Referral Centre in Sydney in 1967, co-founded t...