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ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services
– Office for Children, Youth and Family Support

Homepage for the ACT Community Services Department

NSW Office of Children’s Guardian 
Information about Working with Children’s Check procedures providing easy to read frequently asked questions about who needs to be checked, what forms you need for different situations and information for parents.

NSW Community Services (Previously DOCS)
Homepage for the NSW Community Services Department

NSW Community Services – Online Guide for Mandatory Reporters
A helpful tool to use if you suspect a child is at risk of harm. In a step-by-step ‘decision tree’ format offers advice in response to  indicators you can identify.

National Council of Churches Safe Church Training Agreement (SCTA) Unit

National Criminal History Check (“Police Check”) Information
Information about how to get a National Criminal History Check, commonly know as a ‘police check’ – This is different from a Working with Children Check (WWCC). A NCHC may be required in volunteer situations working with vulnerable people such as the elderly or children, and a condition for employment in other cases.

CyberSmart – Advice and resources about Cyberbullying and staying safe online. Good information for youth/children’s leaders, parents, and teachers. Also contain interactive activities for kids and YouTube videos for older youth.

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800

Uniting Care Burnside  – a support agency of the Uniting Church

Elder Abuse

information for prevention and assistance, including an information and referral phone contact numbers.
ACT Government Elder Abuse Help  

NSW Government Elder Abuse Help
Also see:
Respect for Seniors
join initiative of Uniting Care & St Ives Uniting Church – video discussion resources
Seniors.gov.au Australian Govenment online source for all Australians over 50
Aged Care Australia – from the Dept of Heath & Ageing

Extra links

http://www.cyberbully.org/ (thanks to Bella Lyn)
http://www.qwiktag.com/index.php/knowledge-base/155-cyberbullying-resources (thanks to Andrew)
http://www.makeadifferenceforkids.org/ (thanks to Ben M)
http://www.cyberbullying.us/resources.php (thanks to Angela P)
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Yourchildshealthandsafety/WorriedAbout/DG_10015786 (thanks to Sara)

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