The Hon Michelle Landry MP, Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Assistant Minister for Northern Australia officially opened the Annual Meeting of the National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing.
Dr Brian Babington, CEO of Families Australia, speaks on the future of national child and family wellbeing policy and presents a summary of the series of workshops and leadership consultations that Families Australia, on behalf of the National Coalition, convened around Australia over a twelve month period.
Greta Doherty, DSS Branch Manager of Children’s Policy (March 2020), updates progress on the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children at the annual meeting of the National Coalition for Protecting Australia’s Children.
Prof. Daryl Higgins, Director of the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, on the first national prevalence study on child abuse and neglect in Australia and the implications this study may have on future policy and program development.
Leah Bromfield, Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia, on improving the lives of vulnerable children through rethinking public health priorities.
Richard Weston, CEO of SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, on the role of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Working Group of the National Framework to enhance the implementation of the five elements of the Child Placement Principle.
Delegates attending the annual National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing meeting addressed the question: What more must we do in national policy terms to make Australia a nation in which all children grow up safe and well?