Archive: Apr 2016

2016 Play Your Part Awards now open for nominations!

Do you know someone who is doing something inspiring to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people?

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The Play Your Part Awards recognise inspiring initiatives which reduce children’s risk of experiencing abuse and neglect. Nominations are welcome for activities which contribute to keeping children safe and well whilst helping to build communities in which they can thrive.

Through showcasing the stories behind the Play Your Part Awards, we hope to encourage more individuals, organisations and communities to play their part in keeping children and young people safe. Nominations are encouraged for small and large initiatives that are making a difference!

Anyone can nominate an initiative or an individual for an award. For more information go to http://napcan.org.au/ncpw/play-your-part-awards/

Nominations close Monday 23 May 2016.

The recipients of the Play Your Part Awards will be announced in National Child Protection Week 4th – 10th September 2016.

Please spread the word about the Play Your Part Awards and make sure those making a difference get the recognition they deserve.

Patchwork NSW

Patchwork is a smart, secure web-app for better practitioner collaboration around clients.

Patchwork essentially works like a ‘super-charged phone directory’ that lets you share your contact details with other practitioners working together with your client, enabling you to understand what other service(s) your client is accessing.

Patchwork cuts the amount of time it takes to coordinate care around a common client, allowing front-line workers to spend more time where they are really needed – working with their clients. In this way, Patchwork helps practitioners work together to address a vulnerable person’s needs quickly and in the most appropriate way, which leads to better outcomes for their clients.

You can watch a short video explaining Patchwork and sign up by visiting www.patchworknsw.net.au and registering your details on the homepage under “Get started with Patchwork today”. After submitting your details, we will be in touch to complete the registration process. Meanwhile, you will be able to access all of Patchwork’s support resources and training videos on our website.

Children’s Week 2016: A message from the Governor General

Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia which celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time to demonstrate children’s talents, skills and abilities with a diverse range of events and activities organised at local, state and national levels.

Children’s Week will be held from October 22 – October 30 2016. This year’s theme is “Children Have the Right to Reliable Information from the Media.”

For more information about the Week, visit http://www.childrensweek.org.au/.

Below is the Children’s Week 2016 official message from the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

Children's Week GG Letter