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Webinar: Child safety in Aboriginal organisations

In this webinar, Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett Hon DLitt SW AO will unpack the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations through an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural lens.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday 12th November, 2019

Online, at your computer!

Registrations for this event are closed.

Please note, the time advertised is according to AEST.

In this webinar, Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett Hon DLitt SW AO will unpack the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations through an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural lens.

The recently endorsed National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (Principles) collectively show that a child safe organisation is one that creates a culture, adopts strategies and takes action to promote child wellbeing and prevent harm to children and young people. Principle 4: Equity is upheld and diverse need are respected in policy and practice, emphasises the importance of culturally safe environments and practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. As organisations work towards meeting the Principles, they must consider if they are promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and young people and what they can do to make their organisation a safe place for all children, particularly those that are more vulnerable.

Learning outcomes
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how the National Principles for a Child Safe Organisations can keep Aboriginal children safe in organisations where they spend time
  • Learn how to apply a cultural lens to child safety policies and practices
  • Learn how to build a child safe culture that promotes the empowerment of Aboriginal children and young people in your organisation
Who should attend?

This webinar is aimed at professionals who work or engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and/or young people. The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations are applicable to organisations in Australia where children and young people spend time, including but not limited to community services, education, health, retail, not-for-profit, sports and other industries.

About the speaker 

Muriel Bamblett is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung woman who has been the CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) since 1999. She is also Chairperson of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC), the peak body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family services nationally.

A spirited and intellectual force for change, Muriel is driven by the desire to give children in out-of-home care ‘a connection to culture - they have their Aboriginality, they have a genealogy, and they feel a connection to land.

Muriel is currently active in over 30 advisory groups concerning the Aboriginal community, including the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group; Aboriginal Family Violence Steering Committee; Victorian Children's Council; Aboriginal Justice Forum; and the Aboriginal Community Elders Service, to name just a few. Muriel was heavily involved in the Northern Territory Child Protection Inquiry from 2009-11.

Cost

This webinar comes at no extra cost to Community of Practice members. For non-members, it's $55 (GST inclusive). If you would like to sign up for Community of Practice membership, gain access to all webinars in the series, as well as Good Practice Guides, policy updates and much more, please click here


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