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Funding boost to support child safe organisations | #childsafety | #kids | #chldern | #parents | #schoolsafey


  • Cook Government providing over $300,000 to support
    implementation of National Principles for Child Safe Organisations in the community
    services sector 
  • Western Australian Council of Social Service
    (WACOSS) to lead the project
  • Further implements recommendations from the Royal
    Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The
Cook Government has provided $301,703 in funding to implement initiatives to support
the community services sector to keep children safe.

The
Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS), who are the peak body
for the community services sector, will manage the project in partnership with
the Department of Communities and other key stakeholders.

The
project will support the implementation of the National Principles for Child
Safe Organisations and provide education and resources to build capacity across
the community service sector, with a focus on small and medium-sized organisations.

There
will also be an additional focus on working with Aboriginal Community
Controlled Organisations to develop culturally appropriate resources, to
respond to the needs of Aboriginal children and young people.

The
project implements recommendations from the Royal Commission, to support
organisations in developing strategies and actions that promote child wellbeing
and prevent harm to children and young people.

Comments attributed to Child Protection
Minister Sabine Winton:

“Keeping
children safe is always our priority and it’s important we support our
community service sector to do that.

“Implementing
National Child Safe Principles in community service organisations, such as
family support services or day care centres, is a significant milestone in
promoting child safety and wellbeing. Child safety is everyone’s business.

“The
Western Australian Council of Social Services, as the peak body for the
community services sector, is well equipped to drive this project and assist other
organisations to help make sure they’re providing a safe environment for
children.

Comments
attributed to WA Council of Social Services CEO Louise Giolitto:

“WACOSS would like to thank the Cook
Government for recognising and supporting the need to implement child safe
principles across the community service sector.

“Tens of thousands of Western Australian
children interact with community service organisations every year across the State
and it is incredibly important that the sector is equipped to keep those
children safe.

“We are particularly pleased that the
contract includes resourcing to pay Aboriginal Community Controlled
Organisations for their expertise to develop and implement culturally
appropriate resources that meet the needs of Aboriginal children and young
people.”

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