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'Dream more than others think is practical' : discovering a vision for a new Child and Family Service : a thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Education. /

by Hydon, Catharine.

Publisher: unpub. 2005Description: 115 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 108-115Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Community Visitor Program for Children in State Care : report /

by South Australia. Office of the Guardian for Children and oung People.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. South Australia. Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010Summary: The purpose of the project was to examine the feasibility of introducing a community visitor (CV) program for children and young people in state care in South Australia. The report is the conclusion from background research on other CV programs, the outcomes from a discussion with South Australian experts and consultation with the Youth Advisors to the Guardian.Availability: (1)

A policy for young children : a framework for action. /

by National Children's Bureau (United Kingdom).

Publisher: London, U.K. National Children's Bureau 1990Description: 16 p. Includes bibliography.Notes: "A discussion paper prepared by the Under Fives Unit, National Children's Bureau in association with the Voluntary/Statutory Under Fives Group" -coverAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessment of the service needs of low income families : Collingwood and Fitzroy housing estates. /

by Guinness, Catherine.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2000Description: 45 p. : ill.Notes: May 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Backing the future : why investing in children is good for us all /

by Aked, Jody | New Economics Foundation | Steuer, Nicola | Lawlor, Eilis | Spratt, Stephen.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The report makes clear the need for a comprehensive investment programme in preventative services for children and young people that would both save spending on dealing with the impact of problems later, and deliver wider benefits to society. To achieve lasting change, Backing the Future demonstrates why it is essential to address the impact of the structural factors affecting the circumstances of children?s lives, such as poverty and inequality, together with psychological and social dimensions of their well-being. We show how this can be achieved and present an economic model for how the UK Government could fund a transition to a more preventative system, therefore turning aspiration into reality.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Child poverty : an issue for children's services and public policy (1988 version)

by Trethewey, Jenny | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. 1988Description: 15 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Address to Lady Gowrie Child Care Centre Annual General Meeting, 25 August 1988Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Contemporary issues in the early years /

by Pugh, Gillian (ed.) | Duffy, Bernadette (ed.).

Edition: 5th ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2010Description: xii, 235 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Bernadette Duffy -- Pt. 1. Policy and Research. 1. The Policy Agenda for Early Childhood Services / Gillian Pugh -- 2. Children's Trusts and early years services: integration in action / David Hawker -- 3. The World Picture / Tricia David, Sacha Powell and Kathy Goouch -- 4. Quality in Early Childhood Education: evidence for long-term effects / Kathy Sylva and Fiona Roberts -- 5. Inspecting and Evaluating the Quality and Standards of Early Years and Childcare Provision / Caroline Jones -- Pt. 2. Practice. 6. Listening to young children: enabling children to be seen and heard / Y. Penny Lancaster -- 7. The Early Years Curriculum / Bernadette Duffy -- 8. The Tools of Assessment: Watching and Learning / Cathy Nutbrown and Caron Carter -- 9. Children's Centres / Caron Rudge -- 10. The Role of Health in Early Years Services / Kate Billingham and Jacqueline Barnes -- 11. Diversity, Inclusion and Learning in the Early Years / Iram Siraj-Blatchford -- 12. Meeting Special Needs in the Early Years: an Inclusive Approach / Mary Robinson -- 13. Working with parents / Lucy Draper and Helen Wheeler -- Pt. 3. Workforce. 14. Training and Workforce Issues in the Early Years / Sue Owen and Gill Haynes -- 15. Leading and Working in Multi-agency Teams / Carol Aubrey.Summary: Written and edited by leading British practitioners and researchers in early childhood, this new edition of Pugh and Duffy's highly regarded book provides a critical examination of key issues in the field. The fifth edition is extensively revised to emphasise the role of multi-agency working in responding effectively to the needs of children and families. Written with the new Early Years Foundation Stage and the Early Years Professional Status requirements in mind, the new edition of this best-selling book includes fully updated coverage of policy and research, practice, and workforce issues, as well as four brand new chapters on Children's Centres; Health services in the early years; Leading and working in multiagency teams; and Quality in early childhood education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Count me in! . /

by New South Wales. Commission for Children & [and] Young People.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. New South Wales. Commission for Children & [and] Young People 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://Count me in! Section 1:' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:21:53 AM Status: Error Details: Failed to establish HTTP connection (WinHttpConnect) URL: 'http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/files/count_me_in_1.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:21:53 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response URL: 'http://Count me in! Section 2:' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:21:54 AM Status: Error Details: Failed to establish HTTP connection (WinHttpConnect) URL: 'http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/files/count_me_in_2.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:21:54 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Country Children's Services Association of NSW. /

by Country Children's Services Association of NSW Inc.

Publisher: 05/21/2002 13:59:40http://www.ccsa-nsw.asn.au/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 07/22/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Country Children's Services Association of NSW Inc is a non-profit organisation that provides information, support, training and advocacy for early childhood services across country NSWAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early childhood development workforce /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Bibliography : p. 411-474Summary: The early childhood development sector contributes to the positive early life outcomes experienced by the majority of young children in Australia. The sector provides early childhood education and care, child health and family support services to over 1.5 million children. This report looks at early childhood development services primarily used by children up to school age and their families -- OverviewAvailability: (1)

Family and children's services in the 1990's: (paper presented to: Families and children in the inner urban region of Melbourne: towards 2000). /

by Wolcott, Irene.

Publisher: 1989Description: p.169-177. Includes bibliography.Notes: indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fatally flawed : the child protection crisis in Australia? /

by Sammut, Jeremy.

Publisher: St Leonards, NSW The Centre for Independent Studies 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Written with Toby O Brien Family & early yearsSummary: This report suggests that it is not underfunding or an overwhelming workload that has caused child protection services to fail the vulnerable children they exist to protect, it is the failure to investigate reports and remove children in danger.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Forgotten Australians : a report on Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Community Affairs References Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Parliament. The Senate. Community Affairs References Committee 2004Description: xxviii, 410 p.Notes: August 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Good practice : a statewide snapshot 2012 /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Human Services 2012Description: vi, 60 p. : ill.Other title: Children, youth and families good practice publication.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2012 Latest year only kept Annual publication since 2007Summary: The publication compiles inspiring stories of children, young people, families and the array of dedicated and committed people who work in the child, youth and family services field - both within the Victorian Department of Human Services and in community service organisations. The publication also features artwork by children and young people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growing them strong, together : promoting the safety and wellbeing of the Northern Territory's children : Report of the Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System in the Northern Territory 2010 /

by Bamblett, Muriel (ed.) | Northern Territory. Department of the Chief Minister | Roseby, Bob (ed.) | Bath, Howard (ed.).

Publisher: Darwin, N.T. Northern Territory Government 2010Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2 volumes + summary 'A remote community witness to the Inquiry was concerned that too many children in the Northern Territory were 'growing themselves up'. The title chosen for the report reflects the central message that all of us together, parents, community members, government workers and NGO service providers, are responsible not only for 'growing them up' but for 'growing them strong'. In Aboriginal society, the word 'strong' connotes a sense of wellbeing that includes physical, emotional and spiritual health, strength and safety.'Summary: The foremost finding of the Inquiry is that there needs to be organisational reform in child protection in the Northern Territory which includes a re-orientation towards a more collaborative approach to the task, as well as an immediate investment in more staffing resources for statutory child protection and out of home care (OOHC) services. This said, unless there is a robust concomitant commitment to developing culturally appropriate, early intervention and preventive services, the statutory service will never be able to keep up with demand. If change is to occur, we need to invest as much, if not more, into preventing the need for vulnerable children to be placed into care as we do to investigating and monitoring families and placing their children elsewhere. Finally, the Report strongly emphasises our shared responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children. This reflects a growing understanding across the country that, in isolation, statutory child protection systems cannot hope to address the needs of so many vulnerable children and families. We therefore focus on the child safety and wellbeing roles of all government agencies, the non government service sector, community members, families and members of the public to emphasise the understanding that protecting children is truly 'everyone's business'. The child protection system in the Northern Territory must provide for the safety and wellbeing of all children regardless of ethnicity or location and the Report endeavours to describe how this can be done. However, because of the demographics of the Northern Territory and the particular vulnerabilities of Aboriginal children, there is a strong emphasis throughout the Report on responses to the needs of Aboriginal children, their families and their communities.Availability: (1)

Impact of staff ratios on under 2 year olds in children's services : final report. /

by Fisher, Karen | Patulny, Roger.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: ii, 19 p.Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p.19)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improvement and Development Agency for local government . /

Publisher: London, U.K. Local Government Association (U.K.) 2009Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: No items available

Intervention in child welfare : an inflicted evil or solicited response. /

by Breckenridge, Jan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W.in Welfare & social policy in Australia : the distribution of advantage edited by Michael Wearing and Rosemary Berreen. 1994Description: p. 137-153.Notes: Rec. no. for book B6702 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

National outcome measures for early childhood development : development of indicator based reporting framework /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011Description: vi, 120 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 (Book) June 2011 (PDF) Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-118)Availability: (1)

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