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QA 2: Children's Health and Safety

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Australian Childhood Foundation. The SMART (Strategies for Managing Abuse Related Trauma) Program is an online learning course that focusses on supporting children and young people in a range of educational and other settings.

Australian Childhood Foundation

The course is free and can be completed at your own pace. Click on the icon to the right to get started. What is the SMART Program? The SMART program is a statewide initiative funded by the South Australian Government Department for Education and Child Development, as part of the Keeping Them Safe child protection reform agenda. ELMO Talent. KidsMatter Early Childhood. InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health. The science of child development shows that the foundation for sound mental health is built early in life, as early experiences—which include children’s relationships with parents, caregivers, relatives, teachers, and peers—shape the architecture of the developing brain.

InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health

The good practice guide to Child Aware Approaches: Keeping children safe and well. Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood resources. The resources include a director/coordinator book, a staff and carer book, a cooking for children book, a family book, six posters, fourteen brochures and four stickers.

Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood resources

Specific Get Up and Grow resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childcare educators, families and carers have been developed and include a staff handbook, seven brochures and five posters. The Get Up & Grow resources are available in English and nine non-english languages (Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Korean, Indonesian, Malaysian, Arabic, Turkish and Spanish). Get Up & Grow Resources Directors/Coordinators Book The most detailed of all the Guidelines resources. Child Protection Protocol. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people ​​Protecting children from abuse is a whole of community responsibility.

Child Protection Protocol

National Health and Medical Research Council. SAFE series resources - NSW Office of the Children's Guardian. Mandatory Reporting and Other Obligations. About The Department of Education and Training recognises the important role early childhood staff play in protecting children and is committed to increasing their capacity to support and respond effectively to children whose safety, health or wellbeing may be at risk.

Mandatory Reporting and Other Obligations

As part of this commitment, the Department funded a Protecting Children train the trainer program in August 2016 to enable the early childhood workforce to understand and fulfil its responsibilities to protect children. The train the trainer program provided information on the roles and responsibilities for protecting children, including specific advice on how to identify, respond to and report concerns regarding the health, safety and wellbeing of children. PROTECT Child Safe Standards - Home. Page Content The Victorian Government is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

PROTECT Child Safe Standards - Home

As part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse in our community, there is a new regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by the new PROTECT Child Safe Standards. PromotingHealthyEatingWEB. Good For Kids. Eating well and being active is Good for Kids.

Good For Kids

Being active is fun and a great way to make friends. Kids need at least an hour of energetic activity a day (the sort that makes them huff and puff). Here's some tips for getting active Make it fun! Look for enjoyable activities to work up a sweat (eg netball, football, jogging, skipping) but don't push it hard all the time Free is good. Turn off the box! There are only so many hours in the day, and the more time that kids spend sitting down watching television, DVDs and playing computer games; the less time they have available to be physically active! To allow kids to be physically active, try to limit the time they spend watching TV, DVDs and computer games for fun to no more than two hours each day.

Try to set time limits for TV watching, computer games, internet surfing and online chat. Get active, get out & play tv ad Physical activity fact sheets & information. Fundamental Movement Skills. Teaching Fundamental Movement Skills to Children Children do not automatically know how to throw, kick, run and jump as part of their growth and development.

Fundamental Movement Skills

These are known as fundamental movement skills. In the same way kids need to learn the alphabet in order to read, they need to learn basic movement skills in order to lead a physically active, healthy life. NSW Health have developed a set of lanyard cards which explain what the 12 Fundamental Movement Skills are, and how to recognise if a child is performing the skills correctly. To view the lanyard cards, click here. Eat For Health. ITSMeals at Provo School District - Provo (Utah) - École publique. Healthy Eating Advisory Service. Victorian Prevention Strategy 2011-2015. Child Protection - Mandatory Reporting. To: define the roles and responsibilities of school staff in protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.enable staff to identify the indicators of a child or young person who may be in need of protection.enable staff to make a report of a child or young person who may in need of protection.

Child Protection - Mandatory Reporting

Mandatory reporters, who believe on reasonable grounds that a child or young person is in need of protection from physical injury or sexual abuse, must report their concerns to Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Protection. Introduction and purpose: Child Protection Practice Manual - State Government of Victoria, Australia, Department of Human Services. Print entire advice: (PDF - 56.0 KB) Mandatory reporting This Advice provides information regarding the statutory requirements of mandatory reporting to the Child Protection service.

Introduction and purpose: Child Protection Practice Manual - State Government of Victoria, Australia, Department of Human Services

Doctors, nurses, midwives, teachers and principals, and police are specifically compelled to report if they believe on reasonable grounds that a child is in need of protection from physical and sexual abuse. Legislation regarding mandatory reporting was first introduced in Victoria in the early 1990s. This followed the identification of incidents where children were subject to significant abuse, and despite the involvement of professionals, were not reported to the statutory child protection system.

WorkSafe. Food Safety Supervisor Requirements: Food Safety - Department of Health, Victoria. Page content: Overview | What is a food safety supervisor? | Step 1. Choosing the right food safety supervisor for your business | Step 2: Knowing the food sector that your business belongs to | Step 3: Helping your food safety supervisor obtain a Statement of Attainment for their food safety skills and knowledge | Step 4. How much training is required?

| Step 5: Finding the right training course for your food safety supervisor | Frequently asked questions | Get help from Business Victoria Overview All food business owners in Victoria must ensure their staff members have the skills and knowledge required to safely handle food in their roles. Local councils classify all food businesses within their municipal districts depending upon the risk involved in each business’s food handling activities. Training for health and safety representatives - HSRs Worksafe. Risk Management Help Centre - For Not-for-Profits. OC Home Grants Donations Membership Events. Allianz Workers' Compensation Training - Workplace Health & Safety. Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) is a significant corporate and management responsibility and the active involvement of each individual in the workplace is essential for the success of any WHS management program.

Our WHS courses will help you better manage workplace risks and develop a ‘safety culture' in your workplace. Available courses WHS and Risk Management Overview >>Health and Safety Representative Training >>HSR Initial OHS Training Course (WorkSafe Approved) >>Health and Safety Representative Training >>OHS Refresher course for Health & Safety Representatives >>Workplace Risk Assessment >>WHS Contractor Management >>Incident Investigation >> WHS and Risk Management Overview What this course covers: What this course covers: This course provides participants with an overview of an employer’s WHS obligations and its duty of care to workers and others in the workplace (with reference to the new 2012 Model WHS Laws, where enforced). Cost: Free for Allianz clients. Prerequisites: N/A. Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013) Education and Care Services.

SIDS and Kids Infant Safe Sleeping Child Care Kit The new SIDS and Kids Infant Safe Sleeping Child Care Kit was released in June 2013. The kit has been revised for two main reasons: To include information from the new SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping campaign that was launched in May 2012. To include information relevant to the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care that was established in January 2012.

Why should I buy the Child Care Kit? Welcome to OHS in Early Childhood Services. Children's Services - Occupational Health And Safety Compliance Kit. Move, Play and Go. KidsMatter Early Childhood. Welcome to Dinovember — Thoughts on creativity. Every year, my wife and I devote the month of November to convincing our children that, while they sleep, their plastic dinosaur figures come to life. It began modestly enough. The kids woke up to discover that the dinosaurs had gotten into a box of cereal and made a mess on the kitchen table.

The next morning, the dinos had climbed onto the kitchen counter to raid the fruit bowl. The morning after that, they had managed to breach the refrigerator and help themselves to a carton of eggs. “Uh-oh,” we heard our girls whisper. Things quickly escalated from there. To be fair, they did clean up after themselves from time to time. Usually, though, the dinosaurs are just like anybody else—looking to have a good time.

Why do we do this? Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts. Child Protection Protocol. Ages and Stages language Fact sheets - Kidsafe Victoria. Health and safety. Quality_Area_2_A4. Healthy Kids : About Munch & Move. Playground Safety - Information Sheets - Kidsafe NSW Inc. Ch55_staying_healthy_childcare_5th_edition_0. Healthy Eating Advice for Early Childhood Services. Page Content Early childhood services can now access practical healthy eating advice from the Victorian Healthy Eating Advisory Service. Children27s_services_kit_updated.pdf. Victorian Prevention Strategy 2011-2015.

Through the Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise, the government is undertaking a range of activities to promote healthy lifestyles and tackle obesity in Victoria. Traffic Lights guide to sexual behaviours in children and young people: identify, understand and respond. To read or print PDF Full Text, a PDF reader like Adobe Reader must be installed on the computer. Printing copies or otherwise using this brochure for commercial purposes is prohibited. Teacher Resource Centre.