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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. 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. It seeks to enhance the capacity of school and early childhood personnel to effectively respond to the needs of children and young people who have experienced abuse and trauma. The Smart Program consists of integrated professional development opportunities including knowledge and skill-building seminars and an interactive online learning package. Who developed the SMART Program? How can you participate in the SMART Program?

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. Disruptions in this developmental process can impair a child’s capacities for learning and relating to others, with lifelong implications. For society, many costly problems, ranging from the failure to complete high school to incarceration to homelessness, could be dramatically reduced if attention were paid to improving children’s environments of relationships and experiences early in life. Sound mental health provides an essential foundation of stability that supports all other aspects of human development—from the formation of friendships and the ability to cope with adversity to the achievement of success in school, work, and community life.

The good practice guide to Child Aware Approaches: Keeping children safe and well | Child Family Community Australia. 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.

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. Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity, how to develop nutrition and physical activity policies and ways to support and encourage staff, carers and families.Format: A4 Spiral Bound, 220 pages NMM Order Code: HW 01 Stickers Four full colour stickers for early childhood settings. Child Protection Protocol. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people ​​Protecting children from abuse is a whole of community responsibility.

Approved/licensed early childhood services operating under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 or the Children's Services Act 1996 (early childhood services) and Victorian schools play an important role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect through their access to information about family functioning and the needs of children.​ Protecting the safety and wellbeing of c​hildren and young people (docx - 4.87mb)​ is a joint protocol between the Department of Health and Human Services Child Protection, Department of Education and Training, early childhood services and Victorian schools.

It is a resource to promote and support the safety and wellbeing of all children in early childhood services and schools. The protocol ensures a unified and consistent approach to protect children and young people. Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013) | 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. 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. It also provided advice about new criminal offences that have been introduced to protect children. For those who attended a train the trainer workshop For further resources on Protecting Children and the new Child Safe Standards, please see: Protect. What will I learn? PROTECT Child Safe Standards - Home. Page Content The Victorian Government is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 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.

The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect. It is recognised that many early childhood services and schools will have existing policies and procedures that aim to keep children safe. The Child Safe Standards provide a framework to identify gaps and improve policy and practices around child safety. PromotingHealthyEatingWEB. Good For Kids | Get Active. Eating well and being active is 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. Explore new places - parks, trail walks and local sports facilities. 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. Good For Kids | 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. 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. Homepage | 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.

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. All other school staff who believe on reasonable grounds that a child or young person is in need of: protection are encouraged to report their concerns to DHS Child Protection or Victoria Police.therapeutic treatment are encouraged to report their concerns to DHS Child Protection. If staff have significant concerns for the wellbeing of a child or young person they are encouraged to report their concerns to DHS Child Protection or Child FIRST. See: 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. 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. Other required reporting There are also circumstances in which the Family Court or Federal Magistrates Court personnel are required to report. 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. Most class 1 and class 2 food premises require a food safety supervisor. What is a food safety supervisor? A food safety supervisor is someone who: Food Safety Supervisor Factsheet September 2013. Training for health and safety representatives - HSRs Worksafe. All elected health and safety representatives (HSRs) are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved occupational health and safety (OHS) training. This training must be approved by WorkSafe Victoria and will help a HSR to understand and exercise their powers effectively. Training equips HSRs with the confidence, skills and knowledge to represent their Designated Work Group (DWG) and to help make their workplace safer. WorkSafe encourages all HSRs to attend training.

To learn more about HSR training entitlements read: HSR training entitlements (PDF 239kb) There are three types of training available to HSRs. Initial training When a HSR is first elected, it's recommended that they undertake an initial five day HSR training course as soon as possible. This training is an entitlement under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) (section 67). Refresher training Under the OHS Act (section 67) HSRs and deputy HSRs also have an entitlement to attend refresher training. Risk Management Help Centre - For Not-for-Profits. OC Home Grants Donations Membership Events Sales Sponsorship More > Minimise your Fees & Charges Free Financial help Sheets and Resources Advertise a Job Find a Job Receive Email Jobs Bulletin Photo Bank Layouts/Templates Marketing & your Community Group Marketing by Mail 50 Effective Letters - How To Book Resource Centre Help Sheets Policy Bank Board Builder Newsletter How To Books for Boards Board Matching Service Scheduled Training Tailored Training Resources Bank Training Program Where to Buy your Insurance Insurance & Risk Management Help Sheets Risk Management Help Sheets Insuring your Events WARNING – Unauthorised Insurers Banking Insurance Superannuation Charity Mail Training Find a Group to Join Add my Group to the Directory Make my Group more Inclusive Start a New Group Improve my Group What is Communities in Control?

Book your place at Communities in Control Order Communities in Control DVDs Kookaburra Awards 2010 Speeches Search for a Leadership Course Resource Centre Interviews with Great Australian Leaders Help Sheets. 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. Key. Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013) Education and Care Services | Sids and Kids. 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?

The Child Care Kit was developed to inform staff and carers employed by child care services/providers, including long day care and family day care, to ensure all those who care for babies are aware of the current and evidence-based SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS and sleeping accidents. The new Child Care Kit will: Resources in the new kit include: Each kit includes a new Safe Sleeping DVD. How to order The Child Care Kit is $190 including GST and Postage and Handling. It can be purchased online here. 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. 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. Children27s_services_kit_updated.pdf. Victorian Prevention Strategy 2011-2015. Family Planning Queensland :: Traffic Lights guide to sexual behaviours in children and young people: identify, understand and respond. Teacher Resource Centre.