The Department of Communities is dedicated to sharing important information regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as soon as it comes to hand in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our community.
While the situation continues to evolve the Federal Department of Health https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov has been keeping the public informed with COVID-19 daily health alerts (which are much more up to date,…
The Commissioner for Children and Young People , 2020 Profile of Children and Young People in WA report highlights while the number of children and young people in WA continues to grow,
the birth rate has slowed. Access the report here - https://www.ccyp.wa.gov.au/media/4119/profile-of-children-and-young-people-wa-2020-interactive-january-2020.pdf https://www.ccyp.wa.gov.au/media/4119/profile-of-children-and-young-people-wa-2020-interactive-january-2020.pdf
In Western Australia, the Department of Communities is leading the implementation of the Child Safe Organisations, National Principles and to ensure we get it right, in partnership with the Western Australian Council of Social Services and the Youth Advisory Council of Western Australia, we have commenced a project to consult with the community services sector on the awareness, capacity and progress to date in implementing the National Principles. To find out more visit https://www.communities.…
Australia has suffered a devastating early bushfire season with fires across the country burning through hundreds of thousands of hectares and destroying hundreds of properties with the loss of lives and wildlife. Children need to feel safe and secure to develop well in the early years, here are some resources you may find useful to support your community and the children and families you work with;
Emerging Minds Community Trauma Toolkit https://clicktime.symantec.…
A feedback survey of the WACOSS Connecting Early Years Network Support Project was completed in June 2019 by 85 Early Years Network (Networks) stakeholders.
The survey details responses from a series of questions covering Network membership, effectiveness, engagement and advocacy, the CEYNSP and identified issues and improvements in the early years sector for children and families.
To read the results of the survey click here.