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Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) June Newsletter
Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) is AIFS’ information hub for evidence, resources and support for professionals working in the child, family and community welfare sector.
Follow the link for the Latest news, events and resources for June 2018.
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Have your say on community-based mental health services
The Mental Health Commission of NSW wants to understand what is important to you in community-based mental health services and supports.
Your survey response will help the Commission to develop a set of evidence-based principles for planning, developing and monitoring community services and supports in NSW that work for people living with mental health issues and their families and carers.
They want to know what is working well and what is not working and what your vision of community support is.
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Important News from Office of the Children's Guardian
Click on link to read the latest e-news from the Office of the Children's Guardian.
There have been some changes to the laws around the Working With Children Check important for anyone who works or volunteers with kids and their employers.
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Seeking EOI's: Bushland Community Hub Youth Activities
Bushland: A Safer Community Project is seeking expressions of interest from services wanting to run a youth focused workshop or activity at the Bushland Community Hub as part of the upcoming school holiday program. Activities around literacy, safe driving/road safety (scooters, motorbikes and cars), sport, the entertainment industry and arts and crafts are encouraged.

If you have an idea which you’re unsure of, or you’d like to discuss delivering an activity another time all enquiries welcome.
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2018 NAIDOC Events - Hunter Areas
Attached is all the informationI on upcoming NAIDOC events   2018 NAIDOC Events - Hunter.pdf Download Flyer
Funding Opportunities - Various - Some closing soon
Various Funding Opportunities that may be of interest to your organisations.   Funding Opportunities 26 06 2018.pdf Download Flyer
Hunter Regional Sport and Active Recreation Plan feedback
The Office of Sport have just released Nine Regional Plans and are now seeking feedback from
Stakeholders, Organisations and community particularly Aboriginal communities across all Plans
These Plans focus on six identified Outcomes that incorporate a number of Strategies that could
support sports from a grass roots level right through to an Elite level. Your feedback will guide the delivery of the plans.
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ParentShop Upcoming Professional Development
Upcoming Professional Development courses:
Tough Conversations in Child Protection
123 Magic® & Emotion Coaching
Engaging Adolescents
123 Magic & Emotion Coaching in the Classroom
Tough Conversations School Leaders
Tough Conversations with Students
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Pitch for a Healthy Cause special grant
NIB are searching for Hunter charities. They’ll be supporting grassroots organisations who are working to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of vulnerable or disadvantaged communities of people living in the Newcastle and Hunter region, in recognition of our original roots as a Hunter-based business and foundation.
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Important legal changes to the Working With Children Check
There have been recent legislative changes around the Working With Children Check that impact all people who work with children in both paid and voluntary roles and the organisations employing them.

A full list of the changes is on the Office of the Children's Guardian website with an explanation of what the changes will mean.
The main changes are:
• a requirement for people to keep their personal details up to date or risk a penalty
• employers are required to verify that their child-related workers have a WWCC and keep records or risk a fine
• a Working With Children Check is required for all parent volunteers attending overnight kids camps, with their own child.
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