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[19 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Thinking e-safety

We hear too many stories of children who have been scared and made more vulnerable by Cyber-bullying or other misuse of social media. The good news is that something is been done to help! The Australian Government has been working at how to make the online world safer for kids – just check out what has been achieved in just 6 months by the Office of the Children’s esafety… Continue reading

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[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Working with Children Checks – due BEFORE 31st March 2015

The NEW Working With Children Check for NSW What does my church need to do? What do I need to do? The new Working with Children Check for NSW began on 15th June 2013. ALL volunteers/staff working with children in the church must apply for a new Working with Children Check clearance number, and have it verified by their church BEFORE 31st March 2015. For any new volunteer or worker, their… Continue reading

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[11 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
NEW Cyber Smart Resources

Cybersmart is a website which provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world. You might think this is just an issue for teens but younger kids are ‘connected’ and making use of online/social media at an increasing rate too! Through the online story books/videos, games and downloadable youtube videos you can… Continue reading

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[19 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
NSW Child Protection Legislation Changes and New, Interactive Working with Children Check Website

The NSW Commission for Children and Young People has recently launched a new, interactive working with children check website with updated information to reflect new laws with respect to working with children and young people. The new website follows a question and answer format to help people understand the requirements for the many varied volunteer/employment situations, as well as… Continue reading

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[1 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
First Aid in Church

The following is an article extracted from the Aug 2009 Issue of  ‘What’s Up?’,  A newsletter created by the Synod of SA for people in ministry with children and their families. The article raises some good questions that can guide you in providing a safe place for children. What’s Up?

Mary Jo recently attended a First Aid course run by St John. It turned out to… Continue reading