Links

Links to Other Early Childhood Organisations

Early Childhood Australia

Early Childhood Australia will advocate to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children from birth to eight years. Its values are: the rights of children, leadership, excellence, respect, courage, honesty, openness, collaboration, diversity, justice, and social inclusion of children.

Early Childhood Connections

Early Childhood Connections is an Australian website providing up to date information for parents and professionals working with young children. This site will make it easier to find reliable information, and encourage professionals to connect with one another.

Child Protection Related Links

The National Child Protection Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse contains information on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)

NAPCAN develops resources for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Child Protection Contacts

ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services(DHCS) 1300 556 729

NSW Community Services Child Protection Helpline 132 111

State-Specific Links

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Department of Education, Youth and Family Services

This website provides ACT specific information relating to child abuse and neglect.

New South Wales

The NSW Commission for Children and Young People

This website provides comprehensive information relating to child abuse and neglect.

Community Services in the NSW Department of Human Services

This website provides comprehensive information relating to child abuse and neglect, child protection legislation, child protection information brochures.  It also contains information about the role of children's services staff under NSW child protection legislation.

The NSW Community Sector Charter

This Charter has been prepared to define and communicate to other sectors of society (governments, business and the broader community) what the community sector is, and to raise awareness of its vital role and invaluable contribution to society.

Queensland

Department of Communities, Queensland

This website provides child protection information sheets.

Victoria

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)

This website is the licensing body for Victoria.

Links to Commonwealth Government Organisations

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)

DEEWR provides the framework for the development and implementation of the Government's commitment to help support and strengthen families as a fundamental unit of society.

Child Care Access Hotline - phone: 1800 670 305  for information on government assistance and centre-based long day care.

Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

ACECQA is an independent statutory authority that provides national leadership in promoting quality and continuous improvement in early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia.

Other

www.raisingchildren.net.au

The National Parenting Information website produced by the Raising Children Network (Australia) and proudly supported by the Australian Government. This website provides a content-rich resource where parents can be empowered to learn more for themselves or to seek our the help of others when required. It is also a great resource for professionals and volunteers.

www.kidsafe.com.au

Kidsafe is the leading non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries and reducing the resulting deaths and disabilities associated with childhood accidents in children under the age of 15 years.